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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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Haideri's areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haideri attended Government Medical College, Nagpur and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Haideri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dudzinski accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dudzinski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Subramanian attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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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 is a hematologist and oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Smeltzer accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Smeltzer is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Tuncer (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Turkish. He is especially interested in spinal cord tumor and brain tumor. Dr. Tuncer is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Tuncer attended medical school at Ankara University. His medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, and Ohio State University Medical Center. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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.