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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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Chow takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chow (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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 medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kodali is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He 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 attended medical school at Guntur Medical College.

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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hymel attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hymel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. He is professionally 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Port Arthur, TX and Houston, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Smith studied medicine at 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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Malaty honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and New York Medical College.

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

Dr. Ramesh Karia is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Port Arthur, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Karia studied medicine at 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.