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We found 5 oncologists who accept Aetna Choice POS II near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Nisreen Abbas Haideri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nisreen Haideri works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. Dr. Haideri honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, Dr. Haideri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Michelle Renee Dudzinski, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
4321 Washington; Suite 5100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michelle Dudzinski works as a gynecologic oncologist and surgical oncologist. Dr. Dudzinski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Carondelet Health. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Subramanian is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Subramanian attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Clinical Trials

Dr. Jacob Paul Smeltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Medical Plaza Iii Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Smeltzer sees patients in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Smeltzer honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Cancers

Dr. Tolga Husnu Tuncer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Tolga Tuncer is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord tumor. Dr. Tuncer takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended Ankara University and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Tuncer (or staff) speaks German and Turkish. Dr. Tuncer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Tumor

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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.