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We found 19 oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Duluth, MN.

Dr. Andrea Michelle Carlson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
400 E. 3rd Street; First Street Building
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Andrea Watson's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Watson is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth).

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Dr. Daniel Alan Nikcevich, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Nikcevich is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include cancer. Dr. Nikcevich honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Dan Russell Metcalf, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Dan Metcalf is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Metcalf is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Steven Arthur Kuross, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Steven Kuross is a Duluth, MN physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kuross has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Melissa Marie Najarian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Melissa Najarian's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Najarian's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Najarian's training includes a residency program at Gundersen Lutheran. Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and German.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Lloyd Howard Ketchum III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Lloyd Ketchum's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Ketchum takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Bret Edward Buckley Friday, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Bret Friday's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is especially interested in cancer. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Friday is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Jonathan Robert Sande, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jonathan Sande specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Sande trained at Mayo Clinic. He has a special interest in cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. John McDonald Streitz Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. John Streitz is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and chest surgeon in Duluth, MN. Dr. Streitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). Before completing his residency at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Streitz attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Nicole Lynn Schimke, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Nicole Schimke's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. Dr. Schimke is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Dr. Kenneth Jon Dornfeld, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Kenneth Dornfeld practices radiation oncology. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Dornfeld is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jacquelyn Wiermaa is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Wiermaa takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth).

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Dr. Kathleen Lynn Monaghan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Kathleen Monaghan is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at Gundersen Lutheran, Dr. Monaghan attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Monaghan's professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Dr. David McNaney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. David McNaney is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. McNaney attended the University of London and then went on to complete his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Medical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Thomas Kaiser's specialties are medical oncology and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kaiser is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1001 E Superior Street; Suite L101
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Tanya Repka is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Repka graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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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.