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

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

Dr. Leela Rao works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Rao's clinical interests: cancer, blood disorders, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Rao honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Madras Medical College and a graduate of Grant Hospital of Chicago's residency program. Dr. Rao (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders, Deep Vein Thrombosis

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

Dr. Valentina Macrinici is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Bolingbrook, IL and Glendale Heights, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Macrinici (or staff) speaks Romanian and Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After attending Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school, Dr. Macrinici completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macrinici takes.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Donald Sweet specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweet include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Schneiderman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Schneiderman attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. 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, 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Madej's areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks French and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.