We found 7 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Waco, TX.

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Mr Thomas J Harris MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1700 W. Highway 6
Waco, TX

Dr. Thomas Harris practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Waco, TX and Groesbeck, TX. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Harris's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic.

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Dr Robert Brian Berryman MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1700 W. State Highway 6
Waco, TX

Dr. Robert Berryman's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise consist of blood cancers and bone marrow transplant. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berryman accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Blood Cancers, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Dr Hitesh Singh MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX

Dr. Hitesh Singh is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Singh trained at Scott and White Healthcare. He speaks the following languages: Tamil and Malayalam.

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Dr Robert Lee Anderson MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1700 W Highway 6
Waco, TX

Dr. Robert Anderson is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. Dr. Anderson studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr Carl G Chakmakjian DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1700 W Highway 6
Waco, TX

Dr. Carl Chakmakjian sees patients in Waco, TX, Gatesville, TX, and Mexia, TX. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Chakmakjian is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr Carlos A Encarnacion MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
6520 Horizon Circle
Waco, TX

Dr. Carlos Encarnacion's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Encarnacion attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Ofobuike Okani MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
6520 Horizon Circle
Waco, TX

Dr. Ofobuike Okani practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Okani average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Okani is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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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