We found 15 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Scott Scott Coffield, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. King Coffield practices urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Coffield obtained his medical school training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coffield honors. He has received distinctions including Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherronda Olivia Henderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2207 South Clear Creek Road; Suite 101, Ledger and Smith Professional Building
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Sherronda Henderson's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Henderson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at John Sealy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Kidney Problems, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rufus James Mark, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Rufus Mark is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Mark is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mark honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990.

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Dr. Javier R Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Javier Kane is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, Dr. Kane performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Austin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Clinical Improvement Award, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Presidential Award for Clinical Excellence, The University of Texas Health Science Center; and Texas Champion in End of Life Care Award, Texas Partnership for End-of-Life Care. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, Cancer, Anemia, Abnormal Bleeding, Blood Clots, Thrombocytopenia

Dr. Courtney Shea-Rainer Rainer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 305
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Yau is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Yau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Yau attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Guy Howard Grayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Guy Grayson's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Grayson attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Grayson has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha; Tumor Immunology Training Grant, 1988-1990; and American Cancer Society Institutional Grant, 1992-1993. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, Cancer, Anemia, Abnormal Bleeding, Blood Clots, Thrombocytopenia

Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Lowry honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Lowry attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus; Endourological Society Essay contest, 3rd place; and Pfizer Scholar in Urology, University of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Pyeloplasty, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wesley George, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 305
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. David George is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. George studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Mehul Kirit Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mehul Patel's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer

Dr. Kathleen Grace Halka, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2207 South Clear Creek Road; Suite 101, Ledger and Smith Professional Building
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Halka is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include anticoagulants (blood thinners) and blood disorders. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Halka performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Anticoagulants

Dr. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2207 South Clear Creek Road; Suite 101, Ledger and Smith Professional Building
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Bansal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SMS Medical College, Jaipur and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Third prize for oral presentation at the Internal Medicine Research Day, Scott & White Hospital. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Lung Cancer, Anemia, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Niraj Hiro Pahlajani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Niraj Pahlajani is a radiation oncologist. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Pahlajani performed his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2207 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 101
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Lute Oas is a radiation oncology specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Oas is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Niloyjyoti Deb, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Niloyjyoti Deb, who practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Deb is a graduate of the University of Calcutta. He has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Monteflore Medical Center Radiation Oncology, 2006-2007. Dr. Deb (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2207 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 302
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mani Subramanian is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Subramanian attended medical school at Madurai University.

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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.