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We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 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 is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Lake Worth, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Oncology. She studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hals takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hals is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Xiong average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of leukemia and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Xiong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Xiong is a graduate of Shanghai Medical University. He is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is open to 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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Weatherford, TX, and Mineral Wells, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Page accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Bartosh attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include leukemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartosh has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Cancer

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

Dr. David D'spain's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Glen Rose, TX. He 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. 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Oncology.

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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.