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Dr. Nandagopal S Vrindavanam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Nandagopal Vrindavanam's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Vrindavanam's areas of expertise include cancer. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Atrium Medical Center. After attending Madurai Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vrindavanam is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Thomas Lee Aung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1401 Medical Parkway B; Suite 412
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Aung practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Aung has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson.

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Dr. Darren Michael Kocs, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1401 Medical Parkway B; Suite 412
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Darren Kocs is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Kocs attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Lakshmi Balasubramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1401 Medical Parkway B; Suite 412
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Balasubramanian is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Balasubramanian has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. Veena Chandrakar, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
27700 Hwy; 290 Suite 400
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Veena Chandrakar is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandrakar honors. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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