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 a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Aung 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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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 in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients rated Dr. Kocs highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She attended Kilpauk Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Balasubramanian has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Balasubramanian's professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Vrindavanam has a special interest in cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Madurai Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vrindavanam welcomes new patients.

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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.