We found 4 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare HSA near Wichita Falls, TX.

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Dr. Srikar Reddy Malireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Srikar Malireddy's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Wichita Falls, TX, Olney, TX, and Nocona, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malireddy is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Brian Kent Ulrich, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Brian Ulrich specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ulrich is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Praveen Jada Kumar Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Praveen Reddy works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Wichita Falls, TX, Bowie, TX, and Jacksboro, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Jagathi Devi Challagalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 Kell West Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Jagathi Challagalla, who practices in Wichita Falls, TX, Graham, TX, and Jacksboro, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Challagalla is in-network for 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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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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