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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. He works in Palatine, IL and Schaumburg, IL. He studied medicine at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Tunca's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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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Dr. Richard Scott Siegel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
880 West Central Road; Suite 8200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Richard Siegel's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Siegel has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Randy Rich's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Arlington Heights, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rich honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Rich attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Rich is professionally 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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is conversant in Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Sobol graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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