We found 13 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Choice near Waco, TX.

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

Dr. Rufus Mark is a radiation oncologist. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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). Dr. Mark has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Dominic Dung Nguyen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Dominic Nguyen practices radiation oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Nguyen attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy McBryde Bednarz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Bednarz is a Waco, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Bednarz is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 honors 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. Rudranath Talukdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Rudranath Talukdar's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Talukdar's clinical interests encompass cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta, he performed his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His distinctions include: Best Resident Award in Oncology and Raunaq Education Foundation Award. In addition to English, Dr. Talukdar (or staff) speaks Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Hitesh Singh's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Tyler, TX, Waco, TX, and Temple, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Singh is conversant in Tamil and Malayalam. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Melissa R Delario, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Delario is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delario honors. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Delario attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, Cancer, Anemia, Abnormal Bleeding, Blood Clots, Thrombocytopenia

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

Dr. Robert Anderson is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Anderson attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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 a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Waco, TX and Clifton, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Encarnacion is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chakmakjian is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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). On average, patients gave Dr. Okani a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3420 Pine Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Baochong Chang's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes.

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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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