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Dr. Douglas William Shevlin, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology, Pathology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 420
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Shevlin practices pathology in North Kansas City, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Shevlin takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Ball Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Lymphoma

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 2028
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Julia Chapman is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in Kansas City, KS. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chapman's areas of clinical interest consist of labor and delivery (childbirth) and cancer. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Chapman attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Olathe Health, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Vinay Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5400 N Oak Tfwy; Suite 101
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vinay Gupta practices adult hematology and adult oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast cancer, myeloma, and brain cancer. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Carla Cecilia Greenlaw, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Carla McCrave's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. In Dr. McCrave's practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow transplant. Coventry, Coventry Pediatric Dental, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCrave takes. For her residency, Dr. McCrave trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Gary Alan Johnson, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Ob/g Mailstop 2028
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gary Johnson is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. His clinical interests include gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Johnson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Johnson takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Joycelin F Canavan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive Medical Plaza North; Lower Level 020
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joycelin Canavan is a radiation oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Canavan include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and rectal cancer. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie P Rigden, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5400 N Oak Tfwy; Suite 101
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jamie Rigden's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; dr. Jamie Rigden sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Liberty, MO, and Chillicothe, MO. These areas are among Dr. Rigden's clinical interests: genitourinary cancer, blood cancers, and breast cancer. Dr. Rigden's average rating from Dr. Rigden's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rigden takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rigden studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Rigden trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Dr. Rigden's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Blood Cancers, Breast Cancer

Dr. Peter Jay Van Veldhuizen Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Peter Vanveldhuizen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Vanveldhuizen's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He honors Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vanveldhuizen has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Penile Cancer, Urinary Tract Problems, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shannon Lee Carpenter, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Shannon Carpenter specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Carpenter honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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Dr. Mukta Sharma, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mukta Sharma practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency.

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Lara Briseno, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lara Briseno Kenney practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and oncology (cancer care) in Clinton, MO and Kansas City, MO. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Briseno Kenney's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Dr. Kevin Fate Ginn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Ginn, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Ginn is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark H Dewolfe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Ne Vivion Road; Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mark Dewolfe is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Truman Medical Centers' residency program. He has a special interest in lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Dewolfe's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dewolfe is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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

Dr. Alan Scott Gamis, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alan Gamis' medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is affiliated with Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas. Dr. Gamis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. For his residency, Dr. Gamis trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Michael Sean Silvey, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Silvey works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Silvey takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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Dr. Brian Montgomery Wicklund, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Wicklund practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wicklund honors. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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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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