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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 sees patients in Dallas, TX and Lubbock, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abdulrahman trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. He 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 cancer surgeon in Houston, TX and Lubbock, TX. Dr. Arentz's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Torres is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Lubbock, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Torres speaks Filipino. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Torres attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He 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, Medical Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. David Close is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Close graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. 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 studied medicine at 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Figueroa is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Figueroa honors.

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

Dr. Catherine Ronaghan's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ronaghan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Ronaghan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Dr. Dahlbeck is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

Dr. Brian Nicholson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Lubbock, TX. Patients gave Dr. Nicholson an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Quick accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4002 21st Street; Suite B
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Rodolfo Martinez's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Martinez 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. Dr. Martinez has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
3615 19th Street; W322
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Oblender is a medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oblender attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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

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

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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 graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Diane Duyen Nguyen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She works in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors 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 Radiation Oncology
4101 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Waseet Vance is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vance graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and St. George's University School of Medicine.

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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.