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We found 28 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Austin, TX.

Dr. John Franklin Sandbach, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6204 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Sandbach is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Sandbach is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sandbach graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Carsten Erich Kampe, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Carsten Kampe's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kampe average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kampe is affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Rene Alberto Castillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
901 West 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rene Castillo practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Castillo studied medicine at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Castillo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jennifer Annie Wright, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 James Casey Boulevard; Suite
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Wright is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Austin, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wright attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Wright accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Laurence Kevin Tokaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Laurence Tokaz's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tokaz obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Tokaz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. James Velde Hiroyuki Uyeki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Uyeki is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of San Francisco General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Uyeki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Beth Ann Hellerstedt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6204 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Beth Hellerstedt is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hellerstedt takes. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hellerstedt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Dina Joseph Tebcherany, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dina Tebcherany practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Austin, TX. Dr. Tebcherany graduated from Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Jerry Dean Fain, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Fain's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Austin, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Fain average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Fain attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Michael Lawrence Kasper, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6204 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kasper, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kasper is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kasper's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Richard Earle Iii Helmer III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Helmer is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Austin, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Helmer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Helmer has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Punit Chadha, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Punit Chadha is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chadha accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Jason Michael Melear, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 300, Midtown Building 1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jason Melear is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Melear's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Melear has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Joseph Dudley Iii Youman III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Youman practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Austin, TX and Marble Falls, TX. Dr. Youman studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Youman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Jane Sperry Chawla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6204 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jane Chawla's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Chawla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Chawla attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Demetrius Fred Loukas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Demetrius Loukas works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX. Dr. Loukas is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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.