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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 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. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chow completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chow (or staff) speaks 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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Port Arthur, TX, Beaumont, TX, and Jasper, TX. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Akhtar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Rudranath Talukdar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8333 9th Avenue; Suite G
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Rudranath Talukdar is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult hematologist, and oncologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talukdar takes. Before completing his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Talukdar attended medical school at Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta. Dr. Talukdar has received the following distinctions: Best Resident Award in Oncology and Raunaq Education Foundation Award. Dr. Talukdar (or staff) is conversant in Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Srinivas Kodali works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Beaumont, TX and Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Kodali is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts.

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

Dr. Essam Malaty specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Port Arthur, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Malaty graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4600 9th Avenue
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Triptesh Chaudhury is a radiation oncology specialist. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaudhury studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ramesh Karia is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Karia is a graduate of L.T. Municipal Medical College. 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.

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

Dr. Micah Monaghan is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Monaghan honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, 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.