Shannon Haenel, DO


Office:  (620) 669-2565
Fax:  (620) 669-2567

Medical School:  Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK

Residency-Internal Medicine: Texas A&M Health Science Center, Scott and White Hospital

Fellowship-Hematology / Medical Oncology:   Scott & White Hospital

Board Certified:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Oncology

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Associate member of the American College of Physicians

Experience: Hutchinson Clinic staff physician since 2016 

As a Medical Oncologist, Dr. Haenel is a doctor who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist is often the main health care provider for someone who has cancer.  Dr. Haenel treats all types of cancers and is current on all the latest therapies and treatments.  She has a special interest in lung cancers and the new therapies being offered.

Dr. Haenel also specializes in Hematology

Hematology is a branch of medicine concerning the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases.  It includes problems with the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and the proteins involved in bleeding and clotting (hemostasis and thrombosis). A hematologist is a medical doctor who applies this specialized knowledge to treat patients with blood conditions.

Scope of Hematology

Hematology is practiced by specialists in the field who deal with the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of people with blood disorders ranging from anemia to blood cancer.

Some of the diseases treated by hematologists include:

  • Iron deficiency anemia and other types of anemia such as sickle cell anemia or trauma-related anemia
  • Polycythemia or excess production of red blood cells
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Leukemia
  • Platelet and bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and Von Willebrand disease
  • The myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Hemoglobinopathies such as thalassemia and sickle cell disease
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Malignant lymphomas
  • Blood transfusion
  • Bone marrow stem cell transplantation

Why Should I Know About Blood Conditions?

When something is wrong with your blood, it can affect your total health. That is why it is important for you to know about some of the common blood disorders that may affect you.

People may be affected by many different types of blood conditions and blood cancers. Common blood disorders include anemia, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, blood clots, and blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Talking to your doctor is the first step to take if you believe you may have a blood condition. If you are diagnosed with a blood disorder, your doctor may refer you to a hematologist.

Dr. Haenel visits with Dr. Tim Crater about developing relationships and what is on the horizon in cancer care.  You can listen to the Doc Talk show here: Doc Talk  

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Dr. Haenel
Appts call:
(620) 669-2565


3715 6th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

* Every Wednesday