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

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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 graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hals is affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Lake Granbury Medical Center, and Texas Health Azle. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nicole Bartosh works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Fort Worth, TX, Weatherford, TX, and Granbury, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Bartosh's clinical interests include leukemia. She 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. Dr. Bartosh has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Lake Granbury Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Cancer

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

Dr. Robyn Young's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Her areas of expertise include metastatic breast cancer. She is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Young attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Young average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Young is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Ray Page's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Page welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Page completed his residency training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Weatherford, TX, Granbury, TX, and Glen Rose, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. D'spain's professional affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Lake Granbury Medical Center, and Texas Health Fort Worth.

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

Dr. Henry Xiong is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Fort Worth, TX, Burleson, TX, and Weatherford, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include leukemia and gastrointestinal cancer. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Xiong is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Shanghai Medical University. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Xiong is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Xiong's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer

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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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