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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melear's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Melear has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Meeneghan performed his residency at Vanderbilt University 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a radiation oncologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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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.