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Valerie K Sommer, NP

Valerie K Sommer, NP

Medical Oncology
Valerie Sommer, RN, FNP is a board-certified nurse practitioner  with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Centerpoint Medical Center. in Independence, Mo.  She is also an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner (AOCNP) and certified breast care nurse.  Valerie has more than 30 years of nursing care experience, and has worked in hospital, family practice and oncology settings. She has been the recipient of numerous honors, including a nomination as the National Oncology Nursing Society's AOCNP of the Year, finalist for the Cancer Action of Kansas City's Caring of the Heart Award and recipient of both the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Oncology Society's AOCNP of the Year and President's Award.    Valerie is an active researcher, speaker and author in her field. She is the past president of the Greater Kansas City Chapter Oncology Nurses Society, and a member of the National Oncology Nursing Society, the American Radiologic Society. She formerly served as an oncology nurse volunteer with the R.A. Bloch Cancer Panel. 
Care Philosophy

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi - specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient's individual healthcare needs are met.


Bone Marrow Aspiration

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Bone Marrow Disorders


Cancer Counseling

Cancer Pain Management

Chemotherapeutic Agents


Clinical Trials

Hematologic Disorder Treatment

Hematologic Malignancies

Intrathecal Chemotherapy

PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)

Radiation Therapy