We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Saint Joseph, MO.

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Dr. Rajagopal Rao Rangineni, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
802 North Riverside, Suite G60; Plaza 1
St. Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Rajagopal Rangineni practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Rangineni is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care. He graduated from Kakatiya Medical College. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Rony M Abou-Jawde, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
802 North Riverside, Suite G60; Plaza 1
St. Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Rony Abou-Jawde is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Saint Joseph, MO and Maryville, MO. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Abou-Jawde is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Dr. Robert T Weigand, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
802 North Riverside, Suite G60; Plaza 1
St. Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Robert Weigand, who practices in Saint Joseph, MO and Maryville, MO, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Weigand honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weigand trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Dr. Vicram Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
802 North Riverside, Suite G60; Plaza 1
St. Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Vicram Gupta sees patients in Saint Joseph, MO and Cameron, MO. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road, and Mosaic Life Care.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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