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

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Dr. Michelina Marie Cairo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7515 Main Street; Suite 740
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelina Cairo, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Cairo attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cairo accepts. Dr. Cairo has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is accepting 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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford works as a cancer surgeon, adult hematologist, and oncologist. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Sanford is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Sanford takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Escudier sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Escudier attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Escudier 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. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Hemochromatosis, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Foote works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Foote 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Karen Fields' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Fields is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She 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. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati.

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

Dr. Anita Sabichi is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sabichi is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Matthew Ellis is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include metastatic breast cancer and clinical trials. Dr. Ellis honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of 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, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aihua Yen, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has a special interest in prostate cancer. Dr. Yen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yen is affiliated with Baylor Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Abdul-Masih Farha specializes in medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Farha attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kathy Sam specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sam honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally 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's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She practices in Houston, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sao Jiralerspong specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Jiralerspong 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 Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Nicholas Mitsiades' areas of specialization are 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 takes.

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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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