Southwest Ft. Worth Cancer Center
- Radiation Oncology |
- Internal Medicine |
- Medical Oncology
- 6500 Harris Pkwy Fort Worth, TX 817-263-2600
Doctors in Southwest Ft. Worth Cancer Center
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southwest Ft. Worth Cancer Center when asked is excellent. Southwest Ft. Worth Cancer Center has been reviewed by 9 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Southwest Ft. Worth Cancer Center as provided by patient reviews is 10 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating cancer in a patient.
These doctors work in concert with other cancer specialists in order to determine the best form of treatment for a specific patient. Radiation oncologists are in charge of determining the correct dose of radiation to be used in treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as the appropriate amount of time that radiation should be administered in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Radiation Oncology
- Internal Medicine
- Medical Oncology
- University Of North Texas Health Science Center College Of Osteopathic Medicine
- Tulane University School Of Medicine
- University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Texas
- Scott and White
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- Regional Top Doctors
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
- Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
- Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford Bedford, TX
- Cook Children's Medical Center Fort Worth, TX
- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Grapevine, TX
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Azle Azle, TX
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake Southlake, TX
- North Hills Hospital North Richland Hills, TX
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing