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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 hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Uyeki honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Uyeki's 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Smith graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer, solid tumor, and clinical trials. Dr. Mallik takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Mallik (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mallik is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is open to 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Kyle, TX. Dr. Goodgame is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodgame takes. He is professionally 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.