Dr. Robert Pluenneke, MD

Hematology & Oncology •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Pluenneke
Accepting new patients

The University of Kansas Cancer Center

8700 N Green Hills Rd Kansas City, MO 64154

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(816) 746-4570

Dr. Robert Pluenneke, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Pluenneke has more experience with Breast Cancer than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centerpoint Medical Center and Liberty Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pluenneke to book an appointment.


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Dr. Pluenneke accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pluenneke treats Breast Cancer more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Pluenneke treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Pluenneke's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracentesis

Dr. Pluenneke's Reviews

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4.8

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      I have observed my sister, Pamela’s care with Dr Robert Pluenneke for 5 years. His knowledge, caring and kindness in his field are exemplary!! I am forever grateful my sister is still with us being a Stg 4 metastatic Renal Cell CA Patient. Thanks be to God and our Dr Pluenneke?? God bless him????
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      Cathy Wilson – Jun 29, 2020
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      Nice man. Good doctor. Positive, friendly, supportive, and funny.
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      Jul 08, 2019
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      The best doctor I've ever had!!! The man saved my life & I will always be grateful.
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      Dana Lutz in Denver, CO – Feb 08, 2019
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      Kindest, most patient and thorough doctor we have ever seen.
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      Michelle Fowler in Kansas City, MO – Aug 29, 2018
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      I transferred oncologists after a terrifying experience with the nursing staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Cancer Center. My first visit, he suggested a regiment for me for nausea. It totally worked and I gained 6 pounds in 7 days. Is nausea regiment that he recommended for me has caused me to be able to eat solid foods and put weight back on. I would say that this man is an absolute GENIUS. I would definitely recommend him to other patients!
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      Kimberly in Independence – Jan 16, 2018
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      Excellent Doctor!!!!
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      Janet Scarborough in Blue Springs, MO – Jul 11, 2017
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      Dr. Pluenneke has been my doctor for over 10 years. He is a wonderful doctor and I would recommend him to anyone. He is kind and understanding. He is the best!
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      Lori Hanson in Bucklin, MO – Jul 07, 2017
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      Appears to be both knowledgeable and experienced working w/ cancer pts. Very fatherly and genuinely concerned w/ pt symptomatology and alleviating apprehension which may aggravate pt anxiety. A good listener who pays attn and remembers details of each case w/o undue prompting. I trust him and would not hesitate to recommend him or endorse his bedside manner and overall demeanour to another pt battling cancer. A straight shooter, but not an alarmist. Truly dedicated.
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      Mary Kate Palmer in St Joseph, MO – Apr 28, 2017
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      I would tell people about Dr. Pluenneke because he is one of the best Drs I have ever had. He has incredible bed side manner and is very caring with his patients. I never leave his office confused, as he explains everything in simple understanding terminology. At every visit he compliments me on how I am progressing and how good I look. He is also very encouraging and takes his time. He very seldom hurries like most doctors I have been to. He gets an A+ in my grade book.
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      Andrea in Kansas City, MO – Dec 09, 2016
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      Biography

      Dr. Robert Pluenneke, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Pluenneke has more experience with Breast Cancer than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centerpoint Medical Center and Liberty Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pluenneke to book an appointment.

      Specialties

      • Hematology & Oncology

      Education

      University of Kansas / School of Medicine
      Fellowship Hospital
      University of Kansas / School of Medicine
      Residency Hospital

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      Locations

      The University of Kansas Cancer Center

      The University of Kansas Cancer Center8700 N Green Hills Rd Kansas City, MO 64154
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      The University of Kansas Cancer Center

      The University of Kansas Cancer Center2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 510 Kansas City, MO 64116
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Centerpoint Medical Center

      Independence, MO

      73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Liberty Hospital

      Liberty, MO

      74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

      North Kansas City Hospital

      North Kansas City, MO

      78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

      Saint Luke's North Hospital - Barry Road

      Kansas City, MO

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

      University Of Kansas Hospital

      Kansas City, KS

      83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)