Finding Providers
loading

We found 14 oncologists who accept MO HealthNet near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Gary Alan Johnson, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Ob/g Mailstop 2028
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gary Johnson is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

Read more

Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Timothy Joseph Pluard, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Pluard, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Pluard graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pluard accepts.

Read more

Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Vinay Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5400 N Oak Tfwy; Suite 101
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vinay Gupta is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Liberty, MO and Kansas City, MO. He has a special interest in breast cancer, myeloma, and brain cancer. Dr. Gupta honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. He completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Cancer, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Michelle Renee Dudzinski, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
4321 Washington; Suite 5100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michelle Dudzinski is a gynecologic oncologist and cancer surgeon. Dr. Dudzinski attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dudzinski is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

Read more
Dr. Mark H Dewolfe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Ne Vivion Road; 1st Floor
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mark Dewolfe is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Kansas City, MO and Liberty, MO. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dewolfe at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Dewolfe attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dewolfe is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Cancers, Breast Cancer

Dr. Nisreen Abbas Haideri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nisreen Haideri specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haideri include breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. Dr. Haideri is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, Dr. Haideri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

Read more

Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Jamie Petsch Rigden, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 N Oak Tfwy; Suite 101
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jamie Rigden's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Rigden graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Rigden trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. In Dr. Rigden's practice, Dr. Rigden is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, blood cancers, and breast cancer. Dr. Rigden's average rating from Dr. Rigden's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rigden takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rigden's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Blood Cancers, Breast Cancer

Dr. Aimee Debra Kohn, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Aimee Kohn specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Butler, MO. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kohn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Kohn's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. John William Shook, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Shook's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Truman Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Shook is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

Read more

Clinical interests: Tumor, Breast Issues, Biopsy, Cancer Prevention, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Breast Ultrasound

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Subramanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian accepts. He attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for his residency.

Read more

Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Clinical Trials

Dr. Ali Shwaiki, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ali Shwaiki's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Shwaiki include breast cancer. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shwaiki accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for his residency. Dr. Shwaiki speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Ashiq Masood, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ashiq Masood works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Masood's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and thoracic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. For his residency, Dr. Masood trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Masood (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

Read more

Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Urologic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Solid Tumor, Cancer

Dr. Jacob Paul Smeltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Medical Plaza Iii Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Smeltzer works as a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Smeltzer's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Smeltzer studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

Read more

Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Cancers

Dr. Tolga Husnu Tuncer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Tolga Tuncer specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuncer include spinal cord tumor and brain tumor. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tuncer accepts. Dr. Tuncer attended Ankara University and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Tuncer (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Turkish. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Read more

Clinical interests: Brain Tumor, Spinal Cord Tumor

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.