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We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Castillo studied medicine at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Castillo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of San Francisco General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Uyeki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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

Dr. R. Lawson's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Lawson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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 works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. 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 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. Dr. McKenzie has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Bastrop, TX. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. He is affiliated with 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 practices radiation oncology in San Marcos, TX. 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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.