The Cancer Center at WMMC in Partnership with Saint Luke’s

The Cancer Center
WMMC’s New Medical Office Building
in Partnership with
Saint Luke’s
Cancer Institute
Western Missouri Medical Center
(Conveniently located in our Medical Office Building)
WMMC Features:
• New Patient Tower with spacious private
rooms; lifts in various rooms for enhanced
mobility; patient-friendly nursing staff
• Innovative operating rooms and Board
Certified Anesthesiologists
• Dedicated endoscopy suites
• Chemo and infusions available on-site
• New and expanded Diagnostic Imaging
Department, with a state-of-the-art 3T MRI,
128-Slice CT, and more...
Office Number: (660) 262-7321
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Cancer Center
in Partnership with
Saint Luke’s
Cancer Institute
Medical Office Building
(Use the Outpatient Entrance)
407 Burkarth Road
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 262-7321
Physicians specializing in
cancer diagnosis and treatment.
A sneak peek into one of WMMC’s
innovative, private ICU rooms.
This institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
Advanced oncology care closer
to home.
Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) has
teamed up with the region’s quality health care
leader Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute (SLCI), to bring
area residents a higher level of care. Thanks to our
partnership with SLCI, you can receive advanced
cancer care closer to home. Patients’ care is coordinated by SLCI’s team of board-certified medical
oncologists who are responsible for each patient’s
care from the moment of diagnosis and throughout
the course of treatment.
Medical oncologists work with
each patient to:
• Explain the cancer diagnosis and stage
• Discuss all available treatment options and
recommend the best course of treatment
• Help manage cancer- or treatment-related
pain and side effects to ensure patients
experience the best quality of life possible
during treatment
The medical oncologists, who have expertise in
treating a wide range of cancers, work with SLCI’s integrated, multidisciplinary care team which
includes radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, and counselors. This team meets weekly to
review cases and tailor treatments to ensure the best
possible outcome for our patients. Should patients
need advanced treatment or a level of care not
available in Warrensburg, patients will have access
to Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute’s services at Saint
Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit and Saint Luke’s
Hospital in Kansas City.
Oncology Team
Timothy Pluard, MD
Dr. Pluard joined Saint
Luke’s Cancer Institute as
medical director in August
2013. He previously served
as an associate professor
of medicine at Washington
University and clinical director, section of breast oncology at Siteman Cancer
Center, a National Cancer
Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center,
at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital
in St. Louis. Dr. Pluard is board certified in internal
medicine and medical oncology. He graduated
from Washington University and received his fellowship training from Harvard Medical School at
the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He now
oversees the day-to-day operations at SLCI.
Jacob Smeltzer, MD
Dr. Smeltzer is a fellowship trained physician in
medical oncology from
the Mayo Clinic, recognized as one of the
nation’s premier cancer
programs. Dr. Smeltzer
received his medical degree from Creighton University and completed
his residency at Washington University in St.
Louis. His primary areas of expertise are general
oncology, hematological malignancies (primarily lymphoma and myeloma), and genitourinary
cancers, such as prostate, bladder and renal
cell. Dr. Smeltzer has participated in numerous
research studies on non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His
work has been featured in clinical journals and
at industry conferences.
The Cancer Center
in Partnership with
Saint Luke’s
Cancer Institute
For more information, please call Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute in partnership with WMMC at (660) 262-7321 or visit