We found 5 oncologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Killeen, TX.

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Dr. Rufus James Mark, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Rufus Mark practices radiation oncology. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mark has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Dr. Guy Howard Grayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Guy Grayson, who practices in Harlingen, TX, Temple, TX, and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grayson accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Grayson has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha; Tumor Immunology Training Grant, 1988-1990; and American Cancer Society Institutional Grant, 1992-1993. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, Cancer, Anemia, Abnormal Bleeding, Blood Clots, Thrombocytopenia

Dr. Courtney Shea-Rainer Rainer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 305
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Yau is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Yau is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. David Wesley George, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 305
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. David George, who practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Harker Heights, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. George has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2207 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 302
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mani Subramanian's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Subramanian honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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