We found 6 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 an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur. Dr. Haideri's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her areas of expertise consist of breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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. Janakiraman Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: 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. After attending Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, Dr. Subramanian completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. He honors 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. 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. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Carondelet Health. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Dudzinski has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ashiq Masood specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. In addition to English, Dr. Masood (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. 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. For his professional training, Dr. Masood completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. These areas are among Dr. Smeltzer's clinical interests: 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. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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 specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Ankara University and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Tuncer's clinical interests encompass spinal cord tumor and brain tumor. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Tuncer (or staff) speaks German and Turkish. He is professionally 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.
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