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

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 hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX and Wichita Falls, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, spinal cord tumor, and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Thachil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Thachil is open to new patients. He attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Ulrich is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ulrich accepts.

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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 practices general internal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Malireddy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Wichita Falls, TX, Bowie, TX, and Jacksboro, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Kurnool Medical College. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Wichita Falls, TX, Graham, TX, and Jacksboro, TX. Dr. Challagalla attended medical school at Siddhartha Medical College. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Pasquale Delizio is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delizio 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.