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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 is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Watson accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. Dr. Nikcevich is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Nikcevich's residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He is 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 works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Metcalf is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Duluth, MN. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. Dr. Kuross is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kuross attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Kuross is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and German. She has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Gundersen Lutheran. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Duluth, MN and Hibbing, MN. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ketchum's training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ketchum include cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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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 is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Friday include cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Duluth, MN. His clinical interests include cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sande attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Sande's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is 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 specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). Dr. Streitz accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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

Dr. Nicole Schimke works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. She is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schimke is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines for residency.

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

Dr. Kenneth Dornfeld is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Dornfeld is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dornfeld's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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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 in Duluth, MN, Deer River, MN, and Hibbing, MN. Her professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Wiermaa performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kathleen Monaghan's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Gundersen Lutheran, Dr. Monaghan attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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 practices radiation oncology in Duluth, MN. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing 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, Dr. McNaney attended the University of London for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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

Dr. Tanya Repka is a hematologist and oncologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Repka a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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

Dr. Thomas Kaiser's areas of specialization are medical oncology and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Kaiser is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth.

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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.