We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Dr. Castillo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Uyeki attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Uyeki 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 surgical oncologist in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Dr. McKenzie 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. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Lawson is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He attended medical school at 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawson honors.

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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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Smith honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended Duke University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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 practices radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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