We found 4 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Marble Falls, TX.

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Dr. Moataz Nier El Ghamry, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
810 Tx-71w.
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Moataz El-Ghamry, who practices in Killeen, TX, Temple, TX, and Marble Falls, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. El-Ghamry studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. El-Ghamry honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow Award, American Brachytherapy Society Seattle Prostate Brachytherapy and Resident Travel Award, American Brachytherapy Society, 2005-2007.

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Clinical interests: Endometrial Cancer, Sarcoma, Intracavitary Brachytherapy

Dr. Thomas Lee Aung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
703 Us Highway; 281 Suite 201
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Aung's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Aung is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Aung trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Aung has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson.

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Dr. Joseph Dudley Youman III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
703 Hwy. 281; Suite 201
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Youman is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Youman is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Youman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. Prashanth Adapala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
810 Tx-71w.
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Adapala, who practices in Marble Falls, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Adapala is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars, 2014, 2013; Austin Monthly Top Doctors; and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Adapala is conversant in Telugu.

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Clinical interests: Larynx Problems, Leukemia, Pelvic Problems, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Abnormal Bleeding, Kidney ... (Read 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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