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We found 62 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Austin, TX.

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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Kampe attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Kampe an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kampe honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Castillo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Austin, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Fain average 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Fain 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. Fain attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Methodist Health System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Tokaz trained at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. On average, patients gave Dr. Tokaz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Her professional affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Wright studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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. Dr. Uyeki graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at San Francisco General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uyeki is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Lynne Marie Knowles, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lynne Knowles is a gynecologic oncologist in Austin, TX. Dr. Knowles 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. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chadha completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chadha takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Melear average 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Melear attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Melear has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Carl Eric Nuesch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6204 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Carl Nuesch is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Austin, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Nuesch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nuesch speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kasper honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kasper graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Austin, TX. Patients gave Dr. Helmer an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Rebecca Lynn Wiatrek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rebecca Wiatrek is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Wiatrek is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX. Dr. Tebcherany is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Tebcherany's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Catherine Suchia Wu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Wu is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Austin, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Wu 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. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Hellerstedt is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.