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We found 10 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Longview, TX.

Dr. Bernard William "bill" Taylor Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1300 N. 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Taylor is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Kavita Kavita Nirmal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Kavita Nirmal is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nirmal studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Pune. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Linda S B Beavers Couch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Linda Couch specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Couch is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Larry Lynn Frase, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Larry Frase is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Longview, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Frase has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Frase is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Lewis Alvin Duncan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Duncan is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan accepts. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Duncan is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Neeraj Roshanlal Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Longview, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Goa Medical College. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Matei Paul Socoteanu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Matei Socoteanu, who practices in Longview, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Socoteanu takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Rama Koteswararao Koya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Rama Koya's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Longview, TX. Dr. Koya graduated from Guntur Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Joseph Charles "chip" Hodges II, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Hodges is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Hodges accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Lijo John, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lijo John is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Longview, TX and Marshall, TX. He 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. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. John is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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.