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We found 6 oncologists who accept Aetna Choice POS II near Kansas City, MO.

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

Dr. Michelle Dudzinski is a gynecologic oncologist and cancer surgeon. Dr. Dudzinski attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dudzinski is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haideri include breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. Dr. Haideri is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur and 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.

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

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

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Subramanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian accepts. He attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for his residency.

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

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

Dr. Ashiq Masood works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Masood's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and thoracic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. For his residency, Dr. Masood trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Masood (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Urologic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Solid Tumor, Cancer

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 works as a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Smeltzer's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Smeltzer studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuncer include spinal cord tumor and brain tumor. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tuncer accepts. Dr. Tuncer 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 the following languages: German and Turkish. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Brain Tumor, 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.