We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Rockwall, TX.

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Dr Jeffrey Paul Lamont MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3550 N.e. Loop 286
Paris, TX

Dr. Jeffrey Lamont is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, breast issues, and hepatobiliary surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lamont studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lamont's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Melanoma, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Breast Issues, Minimally Invasive S ... (Read more)

Dr James Joseph Petrikas Sr DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3550 Ne Loop 286
Paris, TX

Dr. James Petrikas' specialty is radiation oncology. He 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 studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Petrikas is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr Ernest Winston Cochran Jr MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3550 N.e. Loop 286
Paris, TX

Dr. Ernest Cochran specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Paris, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cochran honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr Celeste Ann Wilcox PHD MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3550 N.e. Loop 286
Paris, TX

Dr. Celeste Wilcox works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilcox honors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr Sucharu Prakash MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3550 N.e. Loop 286
Paris, TX

Dr. Sucharu Prakash works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Paris, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prakash accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3550 Ne Loop 286
Paris, TX

Dr. Lute Oas is a Paris, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Oas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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