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We found 5 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Brownsville, TX.

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Dr. Carlos Eduardo Gonzalez-Angulo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2150 North Expwy 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Gonzalez-Angulo's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo attended medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Marcelo Moreira Boek, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Marcelo Boek is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He graduated from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Boek 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.

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
844 Central Boulevard; Suite 430
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Jose Maymi is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maymi attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N. Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Martinez-O'Hara works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Brownsville, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Martinez-O'Hara is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Balesh Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Balesh Sharma's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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.