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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Glendale Heights, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include cancer, blood disorders, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Dr. Rao is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). She studied medicine at Madras Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Grant Hospital of Chicago. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rao at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Bolingbrook, IL and Glendale Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macrinici include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macrinici honors. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Macrinici attended medical school at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Macrinici (or staff) speaks Romanian and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweet include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Sweet is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweet has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneiderman takes. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Madej is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madej include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Madej is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Russian. Her hospital/clinic 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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