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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Longview, TX. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Nirmal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is 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 sees patients in San Antonio, TX and Longview, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Couch is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Longview, TX. Dr. Frase studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He 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 Longview, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Duncan graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Neeraj Sharma's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Longview, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma studied medicine 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Longview, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Socoteanu is professionally 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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Longview, TX. Dr. Koya is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. 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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Hodges is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at 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 works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Longview, TX and Marshall, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. John's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He 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.