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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Dr. Rao's areas of clinical interest consist of cancer, blood disorders, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Before completing her residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rao attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Dr. Rao's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Bolingbrook, IL and Glendale Heights, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Macrinici attended medical school at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Macrinici's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Macrinici (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and Russian. Her hospital/clinic 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. Elyse C Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Schneiderman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Madej (or staff) is conversant in French and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madej include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madej is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

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

Dr. Donald Sweet is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated Dr. Sweet highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sweet graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He 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)

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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.