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We found 5 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near New Braunfels, TX.

Dr. Richard Scott Lawson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1448 East Common Street
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. R. Lawson is a radiation oncology specialist in San Marcos, TX and New Braunfels, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Lawson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Alexander S Zweibach, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1448 East Common
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Zweibach is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zweibach at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Zweibach is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Sreedevi Daggubati, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1448 East Common
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Sreedevi Daggubati works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Antonio, TX, New Braunfels, TX, and Seguin, TX. Dr. Daggubati's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Central Texas Medical Center. She is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. She trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for her residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daggubati takes.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
524 Enchanted Oak
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Albert Wood is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wood honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Basel Dabas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2020 Sundance Parkway; Suite A1
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Basel Dabas is a hematologist and oncologist in San Antonio, TX, Live Oak, TX, and Seguin, TX. Dr. Dabas is affiliated with Methodist Health System. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.