We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Unicare near Bolingbrook, IL.

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Dr. Leela N Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
420 S Schmidt Road; Suite 230
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Leela Rao's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Glendale Heights, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. She attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer, blood disorders, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders, Deep Vein Thrombosis

Dr. Donald L Sweet, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Donald Sweet is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Sweet is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sweet is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Brain Problems, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Valentina Macrinici, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
420 S. Schmidt Road; Suite 230
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Valentina Macrinici is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Macrinici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian and Russian. Her clinical interests encompass bladder cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Macrinici studied medicine at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Elyse C Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Patients gave Dr. Schneiderman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks French. Dr. Schneiderman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Brain Problems, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia J Madej, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Madej practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madej include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Madej's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Madej is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks French and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Brain Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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