We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Wichita Falls, TX.

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Dr. Brian Kent Ulrich, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Brian Ulrich is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Wichita Falls, TX, Jacksboro, TX, and Vernon, TX. Dr. Ulrich accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. John Thachil, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. John Thachil is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thachil include bladder cancer, spinal cord tumor, and anemia. He 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. Thachil graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Thachil is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Srikar Reddy Malireddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Srikar Malireddy is an internist, adult hematologist, and adult oncologist. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Malireddy attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. Dr. Malireddy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Jagathi Devi Challagalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Jagathi Challagalla is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Wichita Falls, TX, Graham, TX, and Jacksboro, TX. Dr. Challagalla is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Challagalla accepts. She studied medicine at Siddhartha Medical College.

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Dr. Praveen Jada Kumar Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Praveen Reddy's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Wichita Falls, TX, Bowie, TX, and Jacksboro, TX. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kurnool Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Pasquale Delizio's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Delizio takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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.
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