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We found 33 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Barrington, IL.

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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Rajendran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. William F Hartsell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell is a radiation oncologist in Downers Grove, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hartsell attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hartsell's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 1400, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Christy M Kesslering, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Christy Kesslering is a radiation oncologist. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. These areas are among Dr. Kesslering's clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kesslering's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Santosh Vaishali Yajnik, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Santosh Yajnik is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In Dr. Yajnik's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yajnik trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Yajnik welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. John Han-Chih Han-Chih Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. John Chang works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Josh Coskun Tunca, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other, Obstetrics
120 W. Golf Road; Suite 212
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Josh Tunca practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics in Palatine, IL and Schaumburg, IL. After attending Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tunca completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is especially interested in colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Tunca speaks Turkish. His professional 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. James Edward Ruffer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. James Ruffer is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruffer include radiation therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Ruffer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ruffer is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ronald Jeffrey Shade, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3701 Algonquin Road; Suite 900
Rolling Meadows, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Shade is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. His clinical interests encompass chemotherapy and bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Shade is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shade is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Chemotherapy

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Sweeney has a special interest in radiation therapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Doctors Building 3, Suite 1400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer's areas of expertise consist of osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyer accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Boyer attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ankit Indravadan Mehta, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology
3875 Anjou Lane
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Mehta specializes in spine surgery, neurosurgery, and neuro-oncology. He is especially interested in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and spinal cancer. Dr. Mehta attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Bill Chiu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Lower Level - Women & Childrens Hospital
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bill Chiu's specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Chicago, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chiu's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and neonatal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Humana HMO. Dr. Chiu has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Kevin Patrick McKian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 1200, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kevin McKian specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Rolling Meadows, IL. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. McKian attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include chemotherapy and bone marrow biopsy. Dr. McKian takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McKian is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Chemotherapy

Dr. Chilakamarri Yeshwant, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 235 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Chilakamarri Yeshwant is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Yeshwant is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. Dr. Yeshwant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 235 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Rajini Manjunath specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Elgin, IL, Woodstock, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Manjunath's areas of clinical interest consist of aspiration and chemotherapy. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Manjunath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Aspiration, Bone Problems, Chemotherapy

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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.