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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' areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Lake Worth, TX. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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. Hals's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Oncology. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ray Page, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Weatherford, TX, and Mineral Wells, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Page takes. Dr. Page has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Page welcomes 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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Burleson, TX, and Weatherford, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Xiong is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Shanghai Medical University. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Xiong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Xiong has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer

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

Dr. Nicole Bartosh is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bartosh include leukemia. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. Dr. Bartosh has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Glen Rose, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.