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We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near San Marcos, TX.

Dr. Rene Alberto Castillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Rene Castillo is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. After attending La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University for medical school, Dr. Castillo completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Castillo has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. James Velde Hiroyuki Uyeki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. James Uyeki's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Uyeki completed his residency training at San Francisco General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uyeki honors.

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Dr. Richard Scott Lawson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1304 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. R. Lawson is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in San Marcos, TX and New Braunfels, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Lawson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lawson is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Shaun Patrick McKenzie, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Shaun McKenzie works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. McKenzie is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McKenzie trained at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. McKenzie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Jason Landon Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Jason Smith sees patients in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Bastrop, TX. His medical 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. Smith accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1304 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. David Jones specializes in radiation oncology and practices in San Marcos, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Jones has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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.