We found 27 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Lubbock, TX.

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

Dr. Catherine Ronaghan works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ronaghan is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Nicholas D'cunha's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lubbock, TX. Before performing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. D'cunha attended Topiwala National Medical College for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Torres is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Torres speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Kiran Yalamanchili works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Lubbock, TX. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yalamanchili takes. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).

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

Dr. Kishor Bhende works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhende takes.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ramzi Abdulrahman is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Abdulrahman studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Abdulrahman is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3621 22nd Street; Suite 100
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Benny Phillips specializes in gynecologic oncology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the University of Kerala.

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

Dr. David Close is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Close has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Dr. Dahlbeck accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

Dr. Fred Hardwicke is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4515 Marsha Sharp Freeway
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Figueroa sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Figueroa studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2412 50th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Mark Reedy is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reedy honors. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Hilal Fanasch's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Fanasch honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Donald Quick's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Quick has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Diane Nguyen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. She 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. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Ibrahim Shalaby is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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