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We found 13 oncologists who accept MO HealthNet near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Gary Alan Johnson, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gary Johnson works as a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Johnson has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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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's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Pluard honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include breast cancer, myeloma, and brain cancer. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. His education and training includes medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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

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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Dewolfe's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Dewolfe trained at Truman Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College, Nagpur and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Haideri has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Haideri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Haideri is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. Jamie Rigden practices in Kansas City, MO and Liberty, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rigden include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, blood cancers, and breast cancer. Dr. Rigden's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Rigden completed Dr. Rigden's residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Rigden's average rating from Dr. Rigden's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rigden is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Blood Cancers, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Michelle Dudzinski's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dudzinski honors. Dr. Dudzinski attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Dudzinski has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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

Dr. John Shook is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. Dr. Shook obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Truman Medical Centers. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shook takes.

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

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

Dr. Ali Shwaiki sees patients in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Shwaiki graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shwaiki include breast cancer. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shwaiki speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, Dr. Subramanian completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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

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, who practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Smeltzer attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smeltzer include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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

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

Dr. Aimee Kohn is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kohn is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for her residency. Dr. Kohn accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Tolga Tuncer is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Ankara University and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Tuncer has a special interest in spinal cord tumor and brain tumor. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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.

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Clinical interests: Brain Tumor, Spinal Cord Tumor

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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.