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We found 15 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. After attending 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). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Mark has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Health and 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, who practices in Tyler, TX, Waco, TX, and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Singh speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Malayalam. He is professionally 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. Robert Lee Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1700 West Hwy 6
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Anderson is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Melissa Delario is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She works in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Houston, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Delario's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 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. Charles Vernon Capen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
150 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Charles Capen's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Dr. Capen attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Army Meritorious Service Award.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer

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

Dr. Thomas Harris sees patients in Waco, TX and Groesbeck, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Harris 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Waco, TX and Clifton, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Encarnacion honors. He graduated from 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 works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Waco, TX, Gatesville, TX, and Mexia, TX. Dr. Chakmakjian accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Okani attended medical school at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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 takes. Dr. Okani is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Rudranath Talukdar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Rudranath Talukdar is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta for medical school, Dr. Talukdar completed his residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Talukdar has received the following distinctions: Best Resident Award in Oncology and Raunaq Education Foundation Award. Dr. Talukdar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Dominic Nguyen is a Waco, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Nguyen has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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: 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Waco, TX. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Bednarz performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Larry Mundy specializes in radiation oncology. He 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 graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Dong Kim is a radiation oncologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Baochong Chang specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Waco, TX. He graduated from Soochow University Medical College. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.