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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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Hellerstedt attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Yau is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kocs is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kocs's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kocs studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. George has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patt at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Patt's hospital/clinic 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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Balasubramanian attended Kilpauk Medical College for medical school. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ashworth honors 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. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.