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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is especially interested in cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vrindavanam accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Vrindavanam attended medical school at Madurai Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Vrindavanam completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His professional affiliations include Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vrindavanam's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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 hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Marble Falls, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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. Dr. Aung has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Aung is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson.

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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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Kocs a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kocs has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Balasubramanian is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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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.
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