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About Dr. Victor J Hirsch Jr
Dr. Victor J Hirsch Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Brownwood, TX. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine and Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Hirsch is affiliated with Hendrick Medical Center Ltac. Dr. Hirsch has received 1 award. He speaks English.
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Dr. Victor J Hirsch Jr has the following 4 specialties
- 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.
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
- 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.
- Hematology and Oncology
An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
Dr. Victor J Hirsch Jr has the following 12 expertise
- Bone Marrow and Lymphatic Tissue Cancer (Hematologic Neoplasm)
- Blood Cancer
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Multiple Myeloma (Cancer of Plasma Cells)
- Bone Marrow Transplant
Dr. Victor J Hirsch Jr is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Victor J Hirsch Jr - Posted on September 9th, 2015
Both my wife and I were patients of Dr. Victor Hirsch. Because of his care for her and his determination to find the absolute best treatment for her regardless of where that treatment was given, she survived and thrived eleven years after being diagnosed with sage four ovarian cancer. He was also my hematologist due to a strike caused by a blood clot. I have never seen a more dedicated doctor in any profession in my entire life than Dr. Hirsch.
Patients' Choice Award (2017)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Hirsch is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
42 Years Experience
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Graduated in 1976
University Of Texas Health System
Dr. Victor J Hirsch 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 Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Victor J Hirsch Jr
Dr. Victor Hirsch, M.D. practices Hematology/Oncology and is planning on resuming Specialty Clinic visits back in Colorado City very soon at the hospital. Dr. Hirsch has held clinics in the hospital in the past and the district is looking forward to setting up future clinics with him.
Locations & DirectionsBROWN EMERGENCY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES PA, 1501 Burnet Rd, Brownwood, TX
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