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We found 4 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near New Braunfels, TX.

Dr. Richard Scott Lawson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. R. Lawson is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in San Marcos, TX and New Braunfels, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Lawson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lawson is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Zweibach attended medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Zweibach trained at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Zweibach has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in San Antonio, TX, New Braunfels, TX, and Seguin, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Daggubati's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Central Texas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Albert Wood's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and 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.