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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sandbach studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sandbach is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX. Dr. Kampe's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Dr. Castillo attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University. For his residency, Dr. Castillo trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. Dr. Williams-Brown is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Williams-Brown performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 in Austin, TX. 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 Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Wright trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Wright is professionally 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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Uyeki studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at San Francisco General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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' medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Knowles studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Knowles has received the following distinctions: 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and oncology (cancer care). Patients gave Dr. Griffin an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include breast surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Griffin attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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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 in Austin, TX. Dr. Nuesch speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Tokaz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tokaz takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Wiatrek is affiliated with Texas Oncology. 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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Hellerstedt studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Her 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Fain attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Health System for residency. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His 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, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chadha is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chadha is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He honors 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 McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Chadha attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Melear graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Melear has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Morris Dean Groves Jr., MD
Specializes in Oncology, Neurophysiology, Neurology
Tx Oncology Central Austin/midtown2
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Morris Groves' specialties are oncology (cancer care), neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Groves takes. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Groves is affiliated with 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.