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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.

AARP Medicare Complete through UnitedHealthcare HMO

Advantra Advantage (by Coventry) - HMO

Advantra Freedom (by Coventry) - PPO

Advantra Freedom Plus (by Coventry) - PPO

Aetna - HMO

Aetna - POS

Aetna - PPO

Aetna Better Health KS - HMO



Allwell by HomeState Health - HMO

Allwell by Sunflower Health Plan - HMO

Ambetter by Home State Health Plan (MO) - EPO

Ambetter by Sunflower Health Plan (KS) - HMO

Beech Street/Viant (via Multi-Plan) - PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kansas City

Blue Care - HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity

Blue Medicare Advantage Access - PPO

Blue Medicare Advantage Complete - HMO

Blue Medicare Advantage Plus - HMO

Blue Medicare Essential - PPO

Care Improvement Plus/XL Health - RPPO

Cigna - HMO

Cigna - POS

Cigna - PPO

Cigna Connect - EPO

Cigna HealthSpring Advantage HMO

Cigna HealthSpring Preferred - HMO

Cigna SureFit - EPO

Cigna SureFit - PPO

Coventry - HMO

Coventry - POS

Coventry - PPO

Coventry One - PPO

Coventry Select - HMO

Evercare (by UnitedHealthcare) - PPO

First Health PPO

Freedom Network - PPO

Freedom Network Select - PPO


Home State Health Plan (MO) - HMO


Humana POS

Humana - PPO

Humana - Choice - PPO

Humana Gold Choice - PFFS

Humana Gold Plus HMO

Kansas Health Advantage - SNP

Missouri Care (MO) - HMO

MO Medicare Select/AllyAlign - SNP

Multiplan - PPO

NHC Advantage/AllyAlign - SNP

Preferred Care Blue - PPO

Preferred Health Professionals - PPO

Private Healthcare Systems - PPO

Savility - POS

Sunflower State Health Plan (KS) - HMO

Tricare Prime/HealthNet

United AARP - PPO

United Evercare - PPO

United Healthcare - HMO

United Healthcare - POS

United Healthcare - PPO

United Secure Horizons - PPO

UnitedHealth Community Plan (KS) - HMO

UnitedHealth Community Plan (MO) - HMO

WellCare - PPO (HCA Employees)

Worker's Compensation - Aetna

Worker's Compensation - CCO/Rockport

Worker's Compensation - Comp Results

Worker's Compensation - Corvel

Worker's Compensation - First Health

Worker's Compensation - Premier


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