We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced HSA 3000 near Longview, TX.

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Dr. Matei Paul Socoteanu, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Matei Socoteanu sees patients in Longview, TX. His medical specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Socoteanu is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kavita Narayan Nirmal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Kavita Nirmal is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Longview, TX and Marshall, TX. She accepts 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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Dr. Lewis Alvin Duncan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Duncan, who practices in Longview, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Duncan graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Lijo John, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lijo John is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For his professional training, Dr. John completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center.

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Dr. Larry Lynn Frase, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Larry Frase is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Longview, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frase studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Rama Koteswararao Koya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Rama Koya works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Koya is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He 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. Neeraj Roshanial Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Longview, TX. Dr. Sharma 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 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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