Seton Family of Doctors

Stephen J. Bekanich, MD

Senior Medical Director, Seton Insurance Services, Palliative Medicine Physician

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Stephen J. Bekanich, MD

Senior Medical Director, Seton Insurance Services, Palliative Medicine Physician

Dr. Bekanich was born in a small Texas town and lives with his wife and three children in Austin. He has practiced palliative medicine from coast to coast with a variety of healthcare systems. He's been with Seton since 2012 and holds a deep appreciation for our mission of serving Central Texans.

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Specialty

Palliative Medicine

Seton Hospital Affiliation

Seton Medical Center Austin

Seton Medical Center Hays

Seton Medical Center Williamson

Seton Northwest Hospital

University Medical Center Brackenridge

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Provides Care Through

Seton Palliative Care

My Passion for Healthcare

I was raised by my grandparents. While practicing another medical specialty my grandfather was diagnosed with dementia and my grandmother with metastatic breast cancer. Watching them struggle through these illnesses changed my life. I completed additional training in palliative medicine and have been fulfilled ever since. I am driven to do this because of the wonderful relationships patients, their loved ones, and I forge. It is my hope that my clinical work is a reflection of the love and care I received from my grandparents.

Services I Provide

  1. Symptom Management
  2. Family Meetings
  3. Caregiver Support
  4. Goals of Care Discussions

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

  • Internship

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Residency

    University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    AB of Internal Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Med

My Clinical Focus

Our team works with patients and families to improve the quality of their care, elevate the level of communication between patients and their care teams, and focus on an enhanced patient experience. We see patients with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart failure or dementia. As part of their care team we treat distressing symptoms like pain, have time-intensive discussions that help empower patients and provide support to caregivers or loved ones that are experiencing challenging times along with the patient.

Memberships

  1. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Aetna-MA - Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Cardiology, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • ASH (American Specialty Health Network) - PT and OT providers only
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • IMO Med-Select Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sedwick/CMS Southwest Medical Provider Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • TriWest (new contract) - VA
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP) WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Specialists ONLY
  • United HealthCare-AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS-WellMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Medicare Advantage-WELLMED NETWORK - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Seton

Seton offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it Humancare. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible. Humancare is an essential part of our mission to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services.

You'll find Seton doctors, nurses and associates delivering care throughout Central Texas Communities. We operate more than 100 clinical locations, including three teaching hospitals and another opening in 2017 that will be the training site for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

When you choose care from us, you are choosing care that is at the forefront of medical innovation. Seton conducts research and provides advanced treatments for conditions including stroke, traumatic injury, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and many of today's most difficult illnesses to treat.

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