We found 5 oncologists who accept Humana near Bastrop, TX.

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Dr Jason Michael Melear MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
3107 Highway 71 E
Bastrop, TX

Dr. Jason Melear, who practices in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Melear's 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 Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Melear's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr Jason Landon Smith MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3107 Highway 71 East
Bastrop, TX

Dr. Jason Smith is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Bastrop, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr David Wesley George MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3107 Highway 71 East
Bastrop, TX

Dr. David George's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Bastrop, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Austin, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. George is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr Mathew Robert Meeneghan MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3107 Highway 71 E
Bastrop, TX

Dr. Mathew Meeneghan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. Dr. Meeneghan is in-network 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 a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
121 Lincoln Street
Bastrop, TX

Dr. Jeffrey Chen practices radiation oncology in Bastrop, TX. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for his residency.

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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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