We found 13 medical oncologist who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Michelina Marie Cairo M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.12 stars (2 ratings)
7515 Main Street; Suite 740
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelina Cairo sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cairo include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Cairo is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cairo trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cairo has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Cairo is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leukemia, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanford attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sanford welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Marie Escudier M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Escudier is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Escudier attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Escudier's areas of expertise include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Escudier has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Edward Foote M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7515 Main Street; Suite 740
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Foote is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Oncology. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Foote completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foote has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Karen Keyse Fields M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Fields' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Fields 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. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Anita Sabichi MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms Bcm 187
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anita Sabichi is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in Houston, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Sabichi is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabichi honors. Dr. Sabichi studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Matthew J. Ellis MD PHD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Ellis specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Ellis's areas of expertise include the following: metastatic breast cancer and clinical trials. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Aihua Edward Yen M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aihua Yen practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yen include prostate cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Abdul-Masih Farha
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 160
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdul-Masih Farha works as a medical oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Farha accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathy Sam is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sam has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sam is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7015 Almeda Road
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kavita Patel is an oncologist and medical oncologist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sao Jiralerspong is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jiralerspong honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms: Bcm187, Suite R407
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Mitsiades practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitsiades accepts.

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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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