We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Bronze Compass Balanced HSA 5500 near Round Rock, TX.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Round Rock, TX, Harker Heights, TX, and Temple, TX. 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. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Hellerstedt graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hellerstedt is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kocs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He 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. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kocs has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Balasubramanian takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Kilpauk Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Balasubramanian has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Harker Heights, TX. Dr. George's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her average rating from her patients is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patt graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patt has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Round Rock, TX. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Ashworth is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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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