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We found 81 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Berwyn, IL.

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
1325 Memorial Drive
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a radiation oncology specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Santosh Vaishali Yajnik, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Santosh Yajnik's specialty is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Yajnik's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yajnik takes. His professional affiliations include 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. Tulio Enrique Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2160 S First Avenue; (15750 Marian Drive, Homer Glen, Il. 60491)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Tulio Rodriguez is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Maywood, IL and Orland Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodriguez include leukemia, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bahman Emami, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2160 S First Avenue; Maguire Center, Room 2944
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Bahman Emami practices radiation oncology. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, sinus cancer, and larynx cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Emami studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Emami's training includes residency programs at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Tufts Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Emami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Persian and Turkish. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Throat Cancer, Sinus Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Matthew Mark Harkenrider, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Maguire Center, Room 2944
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Harkenrider's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harkenrider takes. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: MRI, Brachytherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Sam George Pappas, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2160 South 1st Avenue; Ems Building 110
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sam Pappas is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Maywood, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pappas include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and stomach surgery. Dr. Pappas accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Pappas trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Chicago Medical School for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucio Di Dinunno, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Lucio Nunno's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Elmhurst, IL and Maywood, IL. Before performing his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Nunno attended The G. d'Annunzio University for medical school. Dr. Nunno honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

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Dr. Constantine V Godellas, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Department of Surgery, Building 110
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Constantine Godellas is a cancer surgeon in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Godellas attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Godellas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Skin Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Howard Oliver Grundy, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1500 S Fairfield Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Howard Grundy's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), gynecologic oncology, and general obstetrics & gynecology. He is especially interested in prenatal ultrasound. Dr. Grundy is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He accepts several insurance carriers, including TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He has an open panel. Dr. Grundy graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Ultrasound

Dr. Sucha Nand, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sucha Nand is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nand has a special interest in leukemia, hodgkin's lymphoma, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Amritsar. His medical residency was performed at Chicago Medical School and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Nand has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Nand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ronald Keith Potkul, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Potkul practices gynecologic oncology in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Potkul include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potkul takes. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Potkul completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer

Dr. Kathleen Benedicta Phelan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Phelan is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Phelan attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Phelan include leukemia. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Phelan is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Cancer

Dr. Charles Stanley Hemenway, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Charles Hemenway works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Maywood, IL and Homer Glen, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, anemia, and bleeding disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Dr. Hemenway is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Hemenway attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Hemenway has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Anemia, Bleeding Disorders

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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.