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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 works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Deer River, MN and Duluth, MN. Dr. Watson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Mayo Clinic. 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. Daniel Alan Nikcevich, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Nikcevich's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Duluth, MN and Virginia, MN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nikcevich include cancer. Dr. Nikcevich is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metcalf include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Metcalf honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. Dr. Metcalf's 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.

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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. He has a special interest in cancer. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Kuross honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuross studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kuross trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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 works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in Duluth, MN and Ely, MN. Dr. Najarian has indicated that her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Gundersen Lutheran. Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and German. 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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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Ketchum focuses on cancer. Dr. Ketchum is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training 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, who practices in Duluth, MN and Virginia, MN, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Friday has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Friday trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is professionally 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, who practices in Duluth, MN, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sande attended Mayo Medical School 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. 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 surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Streitz attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Streitz is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth).

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

Dr. Nicole Schimke is a medical specialist in 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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, who practices in Duluth, MN, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Dornfeld is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training 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's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology; she sees patients in Duluth, MN, Deer River, MN, and Hibbing, MN. She is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wiermaa graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For her residency, Dr. Wiermaa trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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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). 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. Dr. Monaghan graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Gundersen Lutheran. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Dr. McNaney is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of London for medical school, he completed his residency training 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.

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

Dr. Tanya Repka is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Repka an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors 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 is a specialist in medical oncology and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Duluth, MN and International Falls, MN. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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.