We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Weatherford, TX.

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Dr. Jessica Hals, DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
907 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Jessica Hals sees patients in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Lake Worth, TX. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hals is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Oncology. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Henry Q Xiong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Henry Xiong is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Fort Worth, TX, Burleson, TX, and Weatherford, TX. Dr. Xiong attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Xiong include leukemia and gastrointestinal cancer. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Xiong speaks Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer

Dr. Ray Dean Page, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Ray Page's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Page is accepting new patients. Dr. Page graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Page trained at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Robyn Ruble Young, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Robyn Young is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. She has a special interest in metastatic breast cancer. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young accepts. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Young is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Young's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. David Michael Dspain, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
907 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. David D'spain sees patients in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Glen Rose, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Oncology. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. D'spain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nichole Schrock Bartosh, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Nicole Bartosh works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Bartosh's clinical interests include leukemia. She is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bartosh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Cancer

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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