We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near San Marcos, TX.

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Shaun Patrick McKenzie MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Shaun McKenzie specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for his residency. Dr. McKenzie takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenzie has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Hays.

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Dr. James V. Uyeki M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. James Uyeki is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Marcos, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. Dr. Uyeki graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He 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. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital.

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Dr. Rene Castillo MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Rene Castillo is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He 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. Dr. Castillo attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Xochicalco University. For his professional training, Dr. Castillo completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Castillo has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Richard Scott Lawson MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. R. Lawson is a radiation oncologist in San Marcos, TX and New Braunfels, TX. Dr. Lawson is affiliated with Texas Oncology, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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.

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Dr. Jason Landon Smith MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1308 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Jason Smith is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended Duke University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1304 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. David Jones sees patients in San Marcos, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. Dr. Jones has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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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