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We found 4 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Marble Falls, TX.

Dr. Thomas Lee Aung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
703 Us Highway; 281 Suite 201
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Aung's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Aung completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Aung's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Joseph Dudley Iii Youman III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
703 Hwy. 281; Suite 201
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Youman is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Youman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Moataz Nier El Ghamry, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Moataz El-Ghamry specializes in radiation oncology. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El-Ghamry accepts. Dr. El-Ghamry attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow Award, American Brachytherapy Society Seattle Prostate Brachytherapy and Resident Travel Award, American Brachytherapy Society, 2005-2007. Dr. El-Ghamry is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Endometrial Cancer, Sarcoma, Intracavitary Brachytherapy

Dr. Prashanth Adapala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Adapala is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Marble Falls, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Adapala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars, 2014, 2013; Austin Monthly Top Doctors; and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Adapala speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Larynx Problems, Leukemia, Pelvic Problems, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Abnormal Bleeding, Kidney ... (Read more)

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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.