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We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic near Cedar Park, TX.

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Dr. Thomas Lee Aung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1401 Medical Parkway B; Suite 412
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Aung is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. 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. Dr. Aung graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Darren Michael Kocs, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1401 Medical Parkway B
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Darren Kocs is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kocs attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kocs has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kocs honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Lakshmi Balasubramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1401 Medical Parkway B; Suite 412
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Balasubramanian's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. She obtained her medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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. Dr. Balasubramanian has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Balasubramanian is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Nandagopal S Vrindavanam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Nandagopal Vrindavanam specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Vrindavanam's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vrindavanam include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Vrindavanam attended Madurai Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.