We found 8 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, who practices in Waco, TX, Killeen, TX, and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Mark has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Singh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Singh speaks the following languages: 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; he sees patients in Waco, TX and Clifton, TX. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Dr. Anderson performed his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson is 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Encarnacion is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. 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's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Waco, TX, Gatesville, TX, and Mexia, TX. Dr. Chakmakjian is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Harris is 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Waco, TX and Hillsboro, TX. Dr. Okani attended medical school at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Dong Kim specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Waco, TX and Burleson, TX. Dr. Kim graduated from 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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