We found 9 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Longview, TX.

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Dr. Joseph Charles Hodges II M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Hodges is a radiation oncology specialist in Longview, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hodges graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Bernard William Taylor Jr. MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Taylor's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Taylor has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Matei Paul Socoteanu M.D.
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Matei Socoteanu works as a hospitalist, adult hematologist, and oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Socoteanu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Lewis Alvin Duncan M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Duncan is a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan honors. Dr. Duncan graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Kavita Nirmal M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Kavita Nirmal is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nirmal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Larry Lynn Frase M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Larry Frase is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frase is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Lijo John MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lijo John's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. John's residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Neeraj Roshanial Sharma MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Longview, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Rama Koteswararao Koya MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Rama Koya, who practices in Longview, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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