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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 is a gynecologic oncologist in Houston, TX. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lucci has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Lucci's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is especially interested in breast cancer surgery. Dr. Hoover is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hoover's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Dr. Blanco is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor Clinic. 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Jay Wang's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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. Dr. Trent is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Brigitta Mueller works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Mueller studied medicine at the University of Bern Faculty of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Karen Fields specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is an in-network provider for 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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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.