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About Dr. Robert C Bast Jr
Dr. Robert C Bast Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with another office in Houston, TX. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Bast is affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Womans Hospital Texas. Dr. Bast has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert C Bast Jr has the following 5 specialties
A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.
- Medical Oncology
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.
- Internal Medicine
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.
- Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic oncologists specialize in cancers that occur in the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, as well as the less commonly talked about female reproductive cancers like vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
In addition to diagnosing the stage of your cancer and recommending treatment options, they’ll provide care throughout your treatment and help you manage your symptoms. They’ll often work closely with a pathologist and a radiologist to properly diagnose you and determine if your cancer is shrinking or spreading throughout treatment. They’re even trained to administer chemotherapy and to perform surgery to remove cancer when necessary.
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Ovarian Cancer
- Hepatitis C
- Local Neoplasm Recurrence
- Ovarian Cancer (Serous Cystadenocarcinoma)
- Female Genital Cancer
- Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Glandular and Epithelial Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Metastatic Cancer
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Adjuvant Chemotherapy
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Colorectal Cancer
- Pelvic Cancer
- Bone Marrow Transplantation
- Vaginal Cancer (Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma)
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Gene Therapy
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
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Patients' Choice Award (2012)
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Dr. Bast is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
47 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1971
Brigham & Womens Hospital
Dr. Robert C Bast Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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