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We found 9 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Joseph Anthony Iii Lucci III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Lucci's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lucci's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Lucci attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical interests: Ovarian Cancer, HPV, Cervical Cancer

Dr. Susan Jane Razzuk, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1407
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Hoover, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has a special interest in breast cancer surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoover honors. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. Angel Ignacio Blanco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Angel Blanco is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Dr. Blanco attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Blanco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. George Van Buren II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1375
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Van Buren practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Houston, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Van Buren has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor Clinic.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1709 Dryden; Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Wang is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Trent is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
6621 Fannin Street; Texas Children's Hospital, Ccc1410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brigitta Mueller is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Mueller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Bern Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Fields is a hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rohtesh Mehta works as an oncologist and hematologist. Dr. Mehta is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.