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

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

Dr. Robert Talley practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Lees Summit, MO and Independence, MO. On average, patients gave Dr. Talley a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Talley attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Rosen's clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, CorVel, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Mohammad Mozayen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3889 S. Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Mohammad Mozayen is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Mozayen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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

Dr. K. Lybarger is a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Lybarger has indicated that his clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. Dr. Lybarger's professional affiliations include 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 S. Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam works as an oncologist and hematologist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Rokkam is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Rokkam is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College, she performed her residency 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)

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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.
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