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We found 4 oncologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Lufkin, TX.

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Dr. Sidney Creed Roberts, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
1201 W Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Sidney Roberts is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Roberts include: Fellow, American College of Radiology; Texas Super Doctors; and KSWP/KAVX Community Impact Awards Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1202 West Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Bramham Reddy is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Lufkin, TX. Dr. Reddy is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1202 West Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Kavitha Pinnamaneni's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pinnamaneni graduated from Andhra Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1202 West Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Munir Ahmad works as a hematologist and oncologist in Lufkin, TX. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmad is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad accepts.

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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.