We found 63 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Austin, TX.

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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Helmer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Helmer is 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 the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Loukas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Loukas has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. John Sandbach's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Austin, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandbach is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandbach accepts 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.

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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 sees patients in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kampe has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kampe has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Castillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is in-network for 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.

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Dr. Rebecca Lynn Wiatrek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rebecca Wiatrek's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Temple, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiatrek accepts. Dr. Wiatrek 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.

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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. Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her professional 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 is affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Uyeki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Chawla has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Moya Maureen Griffin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
Tx Oncology Central Austin/midtown2
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Moya Griffin specializes in general surgery and oncology (cancer care). She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Griffin's clinical interests encompass breast surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Griffin is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts 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 and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Carl Nuesch's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Nuesch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 an Austin, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He 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. Before performing his residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Tokaz attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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. Michael Lawrence Kasper, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6204 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kasper is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kasper attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kasper trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kasper has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She 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. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hellerstedt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hellerstedt's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fain is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Health System for residency. Dr. Fain has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Lynne Knowles' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Knowles trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Knowles has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. 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.