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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Glendale Heights, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rao include cancer, blood disorders, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). She is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Rao trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago for her residency. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Rao accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Macrinici is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Macrinici (or staff) speaks Romanian and Russian.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweet's areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sweet has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His 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, 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, who practices in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Schneiderman's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneiderman attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is conversant in French.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Madej is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Madej is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks French and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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