We found 9 oncologists who accept Medicare near Port Arthur, TX.

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

Dr. Srinivas Kodali's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Beaumont, TX and Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Kodali is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Syed Akhtar's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Akhtar studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Danny Chow sees patients in Beaumont, TX and Port Arthur, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Chow honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chow (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Harry Smith's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Ramesh Karia is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from L.T. Municipal Medical College.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2875 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard; Suite 101
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Triptesh Chaudhury's specialty is radiation oncology. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Micah Monaghan is a radiation oncologist in Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Monaghan accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ernest Hymel practices radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hymel accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3535 Gates Boulevard; Suite 3100
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Essam Malaty's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and New York 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.
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