We found 14 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'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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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'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. Melissa Rose Delario, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Delario practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Delario's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delario honors. 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. 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. Rudranath Talukdar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Rudranath Talukdar's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Talukdar include cancer. Dr. Talukdar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta and then he performed his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. 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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Dr. Dominic Dung Nguyen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Dominic Nguyen practices radiation oncology in Waco, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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 is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Bednarz is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Larry Mundy, who practices in Waco, TX and Texarkana, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Baochong Chang's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Soochow University Medical College.

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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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