We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Beth Ann Hellerstedt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2410 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 150
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Beth Hellerstedt works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Hellerstedt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hellerstedt's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Courtney Shea-Rainer Rainer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 104
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Yau works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Round Rock, TX, Harker Heights, TX, and Temple, TX. Dr. Yau is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Yau attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Darren Michael Kocs, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2410 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 150
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Darren Kocs is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kocs honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kocs's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. David Wesley George, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 104
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. David George works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. George has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Debra Ann Patt, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2410 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 150
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Debra Patt's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Patt attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patt honors. Dr. Patt's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Lakshmi Balasubramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2410 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 150
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Balasubramanian's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balasubramanian accepts. Dr. Balasubramanian attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Balasubramanian's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Michelle Theresa Ashworth, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2410 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 150
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Ashworth specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ashworth is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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