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

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

Dr. Rene Castillo is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Dr. Castillo graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University. He 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Castillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Uyeki graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Francisco General Hospital. He 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. He is 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 is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Dr. McKenzie 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. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McKenzie completed a residency program at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. R. Lawson's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lawson trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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

Dr. David Jones is a radiation oncologist in San Marcos, TX. Dr. Jones takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He 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.
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