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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mark attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Mark is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990. Dr. Mark is professionally affiliated with 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 practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Singh attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He 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. Robert Lee Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1700 West Hwy 6
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Anderson is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Waco, TX and Clifton, TX. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He 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 Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Dr. Anderson attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She 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. 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 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 works as a gynecologic oncologist. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Capen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. 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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Waco, TX and Groesbeck, TX. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is in-network for 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.

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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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Encarnacion is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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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 practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chakmakjian 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Okani has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, hematologist, and adult oncologist in Waco, TX and Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Talukdar's clinical interests include cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta and 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. Dominic Dung Nguyen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Dominic Nguyen is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nguyen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Nancy Bednarz practices radiation oncology in Waco, TX. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Larry Mundy is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Mundy 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 Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Dong Kim, who practices in Waco, TX and Burleson, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Kim takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Baochong Chang works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at 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.