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We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near Kyle, TX.

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Dr. James Velde Hiroyuki Uyeki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
211 Elmhurst Drive; Suite A
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. James Uyeki is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Uyeki studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at San Francisco General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Jason Landon Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
211 Elmhurst Drive; Suite A
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Jason Smith sees patients in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Bastrop, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Alka Mallik, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 150, Hays Medical Office Building 1
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Alka Mallik sees patients in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer, solid tumor, and clinical trials. Dr. Mallik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Mallik attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Mallik (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Mallik is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Boone Wilder Goodgame, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 150, Hays Medical Office Building 1
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Boone Goodgame's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Goodgame attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.