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We found 7 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Port Arthur, TX.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8333 9th Avenue; Suite G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Danny Chow specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Chow (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Chow graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chow is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Syed Usama Saad Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2501 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard; Suite 205
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Syed Akhtar works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Port Arthur, TX, Beaumont, TX, and Jasper, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akhtar takes.

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Dr. Sriinivas Kodali, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2501 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard; Suite 205
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Kodali is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Beaumont, TX and Port Arthur, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kodali attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Ernest Clayton Hymel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8333 Ninth Avenue; Suite G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Hymel specializes in radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hymel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8333 9th Avenue; Ste: G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Harry Smith, who practices in Port Arthur, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3535 Gates Boulevard
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Essam Malaty is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2001 9th Avenue; Suite 204
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Karia specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of L.T. Municipal Medical College.

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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.