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

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

Dr. R. Lawson is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Lawson is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lawson trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawson honors.

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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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in New Braunfels, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Zweibach is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Dr. Daggubati attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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' medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dabas is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dabas is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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

Dr. Albert Wood is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Wood is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch 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.
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