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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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Dallas, TX and Lubbock, TX. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Abdulrahman takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdulrahman has received professional recognition including the following: 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 areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Arentz graduated from 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 Oncology, Medical Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Fred Hardwicke is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Hardwicke attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. David Close is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Close takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Close is affiliated with the University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Torres sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Torres is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Jose Figueroa specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Lubbock, TX. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Figueroa 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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Nicholson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Quick accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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 surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ronaghan attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ibrahim Shalaby practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Shalaby is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Scott Dahlbeck practices family medicine and radiation oncology in Lubbock, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

Dr. Kiran Yalamanchili's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lubbock, TX. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Waseet Vance works as a radiation oncologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University and St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Isaac Tafur is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Lubbock, TX. He attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. He is in-network 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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Dcunha takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. He trained at Jersey City Medical Center for his residency.

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

Dr. Everado Cobos is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Cobos has received professional recognition including the following: 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.