We found 9 oncologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 3500 near Waco, TX.

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

Dr. Rufus Mark is a radiation oncologist in Waco, TX, Killeen, TX, and Temple, TX. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Mark's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mark has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Robert Brian Berryman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1700 West State Highway 6
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Berryman sees patients in Dallas, TX, Midland, TX, and Waco, TX. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise consist of blood cancers and bone marrow transplant. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berryman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Blood Cancers, Blood and Marrow Transplant

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

Dr. Thomas Harris' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Harris attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Hitesh B 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). Dr. Singh speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Malayalam. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Singh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Esophageal Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Anderson specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Waco, TX and Clifton, TX. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ofobuike Okani's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Okani is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

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

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

Dr. Carl Chakmakjian is a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Chakmakjian is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Dong Kim's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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