We found 10 oncologists who accept Medicare near Port Arthur, TX.

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

Dr. Danny Chow is a radiation oncology specialist in Beaumont, TX and Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Chow is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chow trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chow (or staff) is conversant in 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Akhtar 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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology in Waco, TX and Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Talukdar has a special interest in cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Talukdar attended medical school at Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Talukdar include: Best Resident Award in Oncology and Raunaq Education Foundation Award. In addition to English, Dr. Talukdar (or staff) speaks Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He graduated from Guntur Medical College. Dr. Kodali honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Port Arthur, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Smith takes 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 Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Essam Malaty is a Port Arthur, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malaty studied medicine at 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 oncologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. He is a graduate of 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 an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karia accepts. Dr. Karia is a graduate of L.T. Municipal Medical College.

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

Dr. Micah Monaghan works as a radiation oncologist. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Monaghan attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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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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