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We found 5 oncologists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Independence, MO.

Dr. Robert Louis Talley, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3889 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Robert Talley is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Talley accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Talley trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Larry A Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Larry Rosen practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Lees Summit, MO and Independence, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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

Dr. Kristopher Shawn Lybarger, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3889 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. K. Lybarger is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lybarger attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for residency. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Labor and Delivery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Aruna Rokkam, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
3889 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rokkam's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. Dr. Rokkam's training includes residency programs at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Mozayen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3889 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Mohammad Mozayen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Before completing his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Dr. Mozayen attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.