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We found 4 oncologists who accept Unicare HMO near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Josh Coskun Tunca, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other, Obstetrics
345 West Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Josh Tunca practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Tunca attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tunca completed residency programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Tunca include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tunca has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Tunca is conversant in Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Ovarian Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Surgery, Chemotherapy

Dr. Randy S Rich, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
880 W Central Road; Suite 8200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Randy Rich's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rich graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Richard Scott Siegel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
880 West Central Road; Suite 8200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Richard Siegel, who practices in Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siegel honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Urszula A Sobol, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
880 W Central Road; Suite 8200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Urszula Sobol works as a hematologist and oncologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sobol honors. Dr. Sobol is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Sobol is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.