Provider Profile

Addison R Tolentino, MD
Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Addison R Tolentino, MD

Oncology / Hematology


Medical School
University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Ermita, Manila,
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Med/Hematology-Oncol, SUNY Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • prostate cancer
  • bladder cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • breast cancer
  • myelodysplastic syndrome


With over a decade of experience, Dr. Tolentino's areas of interests include gastroenterologic malignancies, breast cancer, genitourinary cancers, lymphomas and non-malignant disorders.

Before joining Saint Luke’s, he has managed NCI-related and pharmaceutical-related clinical trials and has taught medical professionals. His research has been featured in various clinical journals and book chapters.

Dr. Tolentino also sees patients in the Saint Luke's Cancer Specialists–Warrensburg clinic.

He believes that good patient care starts from listening to his patients.  Furthermore, he believes in communicating with other physicians and healthcare professionals from different disciplines to come up with the best care of plan for his patients.  In addition, he is interested in using cutting-edge information to come up with personalized plan for his patients and bring about success in therapy.

He loves spending time with his family, is an avid tennis fan, enjoys classical music, books and good food.

Saint Luke's News

Saint Luke’s News: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Is it Time for a Screening?
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Dr. Chhabra and Dr. Tolentino explain how staying up on your screenings can greatly reduce your chance of getting cancer.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor


K.M. Islam, Samuel T. Opuku, Betty A. Apenteng, Ann Fetrick, June Ryan, M. Copur, Addison Tolentino, Irfan Vaziri, Apar K. Ganti; J Canc Educ; DOI 10.1007/s13187-014-0657-3. (Published online: 18 April 2014). Engaging Patients and Caregivers in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research on Advanced Lung Cancer: Insights from Patients, Caregivers, and Providers.

KM Islam, MD, PhD; M Copur, MD, FACP, Addison Tolentino, MD; Irfan Vaziri, MD; June Ryan, BS, MPA; Ann Fetrick, RN, PhD; Apar Kishor Ganti, MD, FACP. (2014) International Journal of Cancer Studies & Research. ISSN: 2167-9118. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Advanced Stage Lung Cancer: Study Design and Population.

Ruggieri, Paul; Tolentino, Addison  (2011) Colon & Rectal Cancer, From Diagnosis to Treatment, 2nd edition.  An educational book primer published for patients and families who are faced with a diagnosis of colon or rectal cancer.

Primary Chapter Author
Michelson, Alan D.  (2002) PlateletsThrombin Receptors (Chapter 8, pages 117-138). This book received the “best medical science textbook” award in 2002.

Research Fellow
He was involved in the development of an enzyme-linked immunoassay for the detection of protease-activated receptor (PAR-1) N-terminus in human plasma as a marker for thrombin activation and metastatic potential in cancer.  He worked with Dr. Wadie Bahou, Chief of Hematology, Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center.

Anticoagulation After a History of Fall in Patients with Chronic Atrial Fibrillation – A Decision Analysis; Abstract published in Medical Decision Making volume 18, number 4, October/December 1998, page 460
Presented this abstract at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, October 25-28, 1998, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Research Associate
Cost Finding and Analysis of Services, Procedures (Diagnostics and Therapeutics) and Selected Diagnoses at the Philippine General Hospital, 1991, unpublished

An Epidemiological Study of Ascariasis and Trichuriasis Among Children in Seven Zones and Barangays in Luisiana, Laguna, Philippines, 1989, unpublished

The Effect of  High Dietary Chain Lengths on the Serum Lipoprotein Profile and the Total Liver Lipids in Rats, 1990, unpublished

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's East Hospital
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital