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We found 70 oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic 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 hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Sandbach's average patient rating is 2.5 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. Sandbach takes. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sandbach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX. Dr. Kampe attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kampe has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. After attending La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University for medical school, Dr. Castillo completed his residency training 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. Dr. Castillo has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
1313 Red River Street; Suite 305
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marian Williams-Brown is a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williams-Brown include gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. Dr. Williams-Brown is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, TriWest, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Williams-Brown attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams-Brown is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Minimally ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Wright is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She honors 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 Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wright has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Uyeki completed his residency training at San Francisco General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uyeki honors.

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

Dr. Lynne Knowles sees patients in Austin, TX. Her medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Knowles's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Knowles has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Moya Griffin is a general surgery specialist in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Griffin has a special interest in breast surgery. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin accepts.

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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 practices radiation oncology. Dr. Nuesch speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. Dr. Nuesch trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. Before completing his residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Tokaz attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Kasper's average rating from his patients is 4.0 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. Kasper takes. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kasper has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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). Dr. Wiatrek graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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 a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hellerstedt 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 graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: 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 medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fain average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He takes 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. Dr. Fain has received the following distinction: 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chadha attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Chadha has received the following distinction: 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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melear honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Melear has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His 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.