Provider Profile

Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Addison R Tolentino, MD

Oncology / Hematology
Call to make an appointment 913-317-3230


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 Hematology
  • 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 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: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: The new age is 45! Are you up to date on your screenings?
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. Drs. Chhabra, Tolentino, and Amajoyi explain how staying up to date on your screenings can greatly reduce your risk.
KSHB: Colorectal cancer increasing among Americans under 50
Doctors across the country warn they are seeing an increased number of colorectal cancer cases in people under the age of 50.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO


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) Platelets.  Thrombin 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