We found 5 oncologists who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He is a graduate of 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zweibach 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. He graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Zweibach's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Daggubati is a graduate of Guntur Medical College and a graduate of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center's residency program. She 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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Dr. Abram Trevino, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1448 Common Street
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Abram Trevino's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Trevino attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Trevino is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Dabas is affiliated with Methodist Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.
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