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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Lawson is 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in New Braunfels, TX. Dr. Zweibach is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Central Texas Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Zweibach has received the distinction of 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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in San Antonio, TX, New Braunfels, TX, and Seguin, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Central Texas Medical Center. She attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for residency. Dr. Daggubati honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. 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 rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 Oncology, Medical Oncology
1448 Common Street
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Abram Trevino's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Methodist Health System. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Trevino is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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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