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We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana near Bastrop, TX.

Dr. Jason Michael Melear, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3107 Highway 71 E
Bastrop, 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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Dr. Jason Landon Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3107 Highway 71 East
Bastrop, TX
 

Dr. Jason Smith sees patients in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Bastrop, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Mathew Robert Meeneghan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3107 Highway 71 E
Bastrop, TX
 

Dr. Mathew Meeneghan specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Meeneghan is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
121 Lincoln Street
Bastrop, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Chen, who practices in Bastrop, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.