We found 120 oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Westwood, KS.

Dr. Julia Ann Chapman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Level 2-cancer Center, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard An.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Julia Chapman specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, paracentesis, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chapman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chapman has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Labor and Delivery, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Matthew Varghise Varghis Mammen, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 1010
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Joshua Mammen's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Mammen (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Malayalam. Clinical interests for Dr. Mammen include ablation, soft tissue sarcoma, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Mammen is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Mammen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Tumor, Clinical Trials, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Research, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Endrodi Dohnanyi, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4400 Broadway; Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Salacz is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Salacz include brain cancer, clinical trials, and brain tumor. Dr. Salacz honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Research, Brain Cancer, Translational Research, Spinal Cord Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehmood Hussain Hashmi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 210
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Mehmood Hashmi is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Topeka, KS and Westwood, KS. Dr. Hashmi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Hashmi include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and chemotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hashmi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Adrenal Cancer, Chemotherapy, Testicular Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Alan Johnson, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gary Johnson's specialty is gynecologic oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Johnson 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: Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Stephanie Lynn Schutt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2316 East Meyer Blvd 1 West
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Graff's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Clinical interests for Dr. Graff include colon cancer, gynecologic cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Graff is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, PET Scan, ... (Read more)

Dr. Verda Josephine Hunter-Hicks, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6400 Prospect Avenue; Suite 310
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Verda Hicks is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hicks include da vinci surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hicks accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Hicks's training includes residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Blood Cancers, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mazin F Al-Kasspooles, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 2005, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloc.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Mazin Al-Kasspooles works as a cancer surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. These areas are among Dr. Al-Kasspooles's clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center for residency. Dr. Al-Kasspooles accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Tumor, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chao Hui Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 5003, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloc.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Chao Huang's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. Dr. Huang's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and sinus cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He trained at Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. Dr. Huang is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Pain, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Oral ... (Read more)

Dr. Siddhartha Ganguly, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Adult Hematology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 210
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Siddhartha Ganguly is a Westwood, KS physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and adult hematology. His areas of expertise include platelet disorders, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and clinical trials. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganguly graduated from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Ganguly's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Ganguly (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Clinical Trials, Immunization, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Research, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fen Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 4033
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Fen Wang practices radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and rectal cancer. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Wang (or staff) is conversant in Chinese and German.

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Clinical interests: Graves Disease, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jyoti Panicker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer .
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Jyoti Panicker is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. She attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Panicker trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Panicker include platelet disorders, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid). Dr. Panicker takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Panicker (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Thyroid Cancer, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Hinton attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and throat cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hinton takes. Dr. Hinton has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Providence Hospital, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Mukta Sharma, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mukta Sharma works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of Government Medical College, Nagpur and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program.

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Dr. Susan Michelle Herzberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Susan Herzberg is a radiation oncology specialist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Herzberg attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Herzberg is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Providence Hospital.

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Dr. Romano Delcore Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 2005, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloc.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Romano Delcore is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Delcore include distal pancreatectomy (pancreatic tail resection), whipple procedure, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Delcore is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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 Kansas for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatectomy, Distal Pancreatectomy, Whipple Procedure, Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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.