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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 a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Marble Falls, TX. Dr. Aung honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kocs at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kocs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Balasubramanian is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Balasubramanian attended Kilpauk Medical College for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Balasubramanian is 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Vrindavanam has a special interest in cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Vrindavanam attended medical school at Madurai Medical College. Dr. Vrindavanam's professional affiliations include Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He is open to 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.