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Dr. Jessica Hals, DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
907 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Jessica Hals practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Lake Worth, TX. She attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hals takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Lake Granbury Medical Center, and Texas Health Azle. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Robyn Ruble Young, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Robyn Young is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Dr. Young is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in metastatic breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Young has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Nichole Schrock Bartosh, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Nicole Bartosh is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, Dr. Bartosh focuses on leukemia. Dr. Bartosh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bartosh has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Lake Granbury Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Cancer

Dr. Qinghua Q Xiong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Henry Xiong's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include leukemia and gastrointestinal cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Xiong average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Xiong graduated from Shanghai Medical University. He speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer

Dr. Ray Dean Page, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Ray Page works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Fort Worth, TX, Weatherford, TX, and Mineral Wells, TX. Dr. Page takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Page's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Michael Dspain, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
907 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. David D'spain, who practices in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Glen Rose, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. D'spain completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'spain takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Lake Granbury Medical Center.

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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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