We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Wichita Falls, TX.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX and Wichita Falls, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thachil include bladder cancer, spinal cord tumor, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Thachil accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Thachil is conversant in 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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Ulrich 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 studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology; he sees patients in Wichita Falls, TX, Olney, TX, and Nocona, TX. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Malireddy's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. He graduated from 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She graduated from Siddhartha Medical College. Dr. Challagalla accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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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