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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Bronze Compass Balanced HSA 5500 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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hellerstedt is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kocs attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kocs has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kocs honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Round Rock, TX, Harker Heights, TX, and Temple, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Yau honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patt is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. She obtained her medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balasubramanian has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Balasubramanian is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. George studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. George has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ashworth speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.