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Dr. Rufus James Mark, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Rufus Mark's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Mark is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mark honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Mark has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990.

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Dr. Hitesh Bhrigunath Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Hitesh Singh specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Tyler, TX, Waco, TX, and Temple, TX. Dr. Singh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Singh attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Tamil and Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Robert Lee Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1700 West Hwy 6
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Anderson's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Anderson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and a graduate of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Carlos A Encarnacion, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1700 W Highway 6
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Encarnacion, who practices in Waco, TX and Clifton, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Encarnacion accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Carl Gustav Chakmakjian, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1700 W Highway 6
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Carl Chakmakjian specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Waco, TX, Gatesville, TX, and Mexia, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Chakmakjian honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Thomas Joe Harris, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1700 W. Highway 6
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Harris specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Waco, TX and Groesbeck, TX. Dr. Harris accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Ofobuike Nneji Okani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6520 Horizon Circle
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Ofobuike Okani works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Waco, TX and Hillsboro, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Okani is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Okani accepts. Dr. Okani graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 W. Highway 6
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Dong Kim works as a radiation oncologist in Waco, TX and Burleson, TX. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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