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We found 31 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Lubbock, TX.

Dr. Ramzi Eduardo Abdulrahman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ramzi Abdulrahman's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Abdulrahman accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3601 4th Street; Ms 8312
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Suellen Arentz works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer surgery. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arentz is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. David Close works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Close is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Fred Hardwicke specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Lubbock, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Torres is a radiation oncology specialist in Lubbock, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Torres is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Figueroa works as a hematologist and oncologist in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Figueroa accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
3612 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Brian Nicholson is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nicholson takes. Dr. Nicholson studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Donald Quick specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Lubbock, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quick graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3202 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Ronaghan is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Lubbock, TX. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Ronaghan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She 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. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ibrahim Shalaby's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shalaby honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Scott Dahlbeck's areas of specialization are family medicine and radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Yalamanchili sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yalamanchili accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Waseet Vance works as a radiation oncologist. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Vance is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Tafur is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Dcunha is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Dcunha accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Dcunha attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3601 4th Street Stop 9410; Department of Internal Medicine
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Everado Cobos specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Cobos is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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.