We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near San Marcos, TX.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Hays. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. McKenzie performed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. After completing medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. 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. Dr. Castillo has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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

Dr. James Uyeki is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Uyeki studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Uyeki is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital.

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Dr. Richard Scott Lawson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. R. Lawson specializes in radiation oncology and practices in San Marcos, TX and New Braunfels, TX. Dr. Lawson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Lawson attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Bastrop, TX. Dr. Smith 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital.

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

Dr. David Jones practices radiation oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He has received the distinction of 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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