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We found 83 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Bahman Emami's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Emami's training includes residency programs at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Tufts Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, sinus cancer, and larynx cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emami takes. Dr. Emami has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Emami (or staff) speaks 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. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Sam Pappas is a cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pappas include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and stomach surgery. Dr. Pappas's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Pappas completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Chicago Medical School. He speaks Greek.

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

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 works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Maywood, IL and Homer Glen, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include leukemia, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Constantine Godellas is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Godellas include soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, and melanoma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Godellas attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Godellas's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is 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. William F Hartsell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hartsell honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Ronald Potkul is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. His areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. Dr. Potkul is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Potkul honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Uterine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Harkenrider specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Hines, IL. He has a special interest in lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and prostate cancer. Dr. Harkenrider's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), gynecologic oncology, and general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests encompass prenatal ultrasound. Dr. Grundy accepts TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Ultrasound

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

Dr. Lucio Nunno's specialties are general internal medicine, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nunno is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He attended medical school at The G. d'Annunzio University. He completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Santosh Yajnik, who practices in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yajnik include radiation therapy. Dr. Yajnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. David R Rosi, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
715 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. David Rosi, who practices in Melrose Park, IL, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Rosi honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosi completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Sucha Nand is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nand include leukemia, hodgkin's lymphoma, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Nand takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School and Government Medical College, Amritsar, Dr. Nand attended medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Nand has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Nand (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Mehee Choi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mehee Choi specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Choi include breast cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and head and neck cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi accepts. Dr. Choi is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Her professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Charles Hemenway is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist in Maywood, IL and Homer Glen, IL. Dr. Hemenway is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical interests include cancer, anemia, and bleeding disorders. Dr. Hemenway is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks French. Dr. Hemenway's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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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.