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We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Stuart W Hinton, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9301 W 74th Street; Suite 100
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Stuart Hinton's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and throat cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Providence Hospital, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Hinton is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Hinton attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Kent Williamson, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 1500 Ms6004
Fairway, KS
 

Dr. Stephen Williamson specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Kansas City, KS, Westwood, KS, and Fairway, KS. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, throat cancer, and rectal cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Williamson is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Clinical Trials, Research, Cancer Pain, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracy Jill Miles, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9301 West 74th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Tracy Miles practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miles is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Raymond P Perez, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Fairway Office Park
Fairway, KS
 

Dr. Raymond Perez's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Fairway, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez include cancer, clinical trials, and blood disorders. Dr. Perez is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Perez trained at Michael Reese Hospital for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Blood Disorders, Research, Cancer

Dr. Galen M Custer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9301 W 74th Street; Suite 100
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Galen Custer is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Custer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9301 W 74th Street; Suite 100
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Repine's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Repine takes. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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.