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Who is the best oncologist in Houston and how to schedule an appointment from overseas? I need second opinion from a professional oncologist. Thnx

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 6 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I live near Seattle WA. and don't know anything about health care in Houston. I just did a search for Oncologists in Houston and came up with 3 searches. All of the doctor's listed have phone numbers and addresses for their offices and that is how you would make an appointment. Some will have a link that says... "Make An Appointment" The first "healthgrades" is kind of a popularity contest. It asks patients to rate their doctors. As for the best, this isn't the way you pick THE BEST. It could be based on how they interacted with the patient, how friendly they were, their staff's. This has nothing to do with with his actual skill as an oncologist. http://www.healthgrades.com/oncology-directory/tx-texas/houston Again, this is another list of oncologist from WebMD http://local.webmd.com/local/texas/houston/oncologists.htm This is a great place... http://www.mdanderson.org/ These lists may help get you going. My regular doctor is an internist. He referred me to an oncologist who he has worked with for several years. He is the oncologist he would send his family or himself to. I am so grateful to have both doctor's treating me. Remember, some oncologists specialize in certain cancers. Another thing to consider is some breast cancers, depending on type, size, stage, and mets, etc. are common and treatments are well established . If the cancer is late stage, you might consider a facility where you could become involved with drug trials, a teaching facility or true cancer insititute. I would start with your own doctor first, and see what he or she can find out for you. They probably have a better grasp of qualifications and better connections. It is a tough search if you are out there on your own trying to do your own search. My oncologist is connected with several facilities in Seattle. If he had questions, he has a lot of other professionals he could contact. Good luck on your search. Sharon
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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    If you're open to other places, consider Dana Farber in Boston. It's one of the best cancer centers in the country and arguably, the world.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Oops hit send to fast.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Md Anderson is the best and they are in downtown Houston. They take self referrals all you have to do is call or go online and start the process. They got me in in less than a week. Each and every employee from doctors to valet attendants are the most compassionate people! People from all over the works
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Md Anderson is the best and they are in downtown Houston. They take self referrals all you have to do is call or go online and start the process. They got me in in less than a week. Each and every employee from doctors to valet attendants are the most compassionate people! People from all over the works
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Md Anderson is the best and they are in downtown Houston. They take self referrals all you have to do is call or go online and start the process. They got me in in less than a week. Each and every employee from doctors to valet attendants are the most compassionate people! People from all over the works
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Having issues today sorry. But people from all over the world travel to md Anderson. You will not regret seeking care there, if that's what you decide to do.
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  • sheree oden Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I believe MD Anderson cancer Cntr is in Houston and is world renowned. Google them and look for an oncologist specializing in breast. Good luck to you...it is a doable thing although the path is long and winding.
    about 6 years Comment Flag

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