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We found 34 oncologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Burr Ridge, IL.

Dr. Nasir Shahabuddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Shahab's areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Stomach Cancer, Blood Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. William F Hartsell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Majid Mohammed Mohiuddin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Majid Mohiuddin's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Mohiuddin completed residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohiuddin accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist Midwest Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohiuddin's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a radiation oncology specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Terrance D Peabody, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Terrance Peabody specializes in orthopedic oncology and practices in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Peabody average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in soft tissue tumor and musculoskeletal surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Peabody trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Peabody is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Tumor

Dr. Christy M Kesslering, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Christy Kesslering specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Kesslering's clinical interests encompass brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kesslering accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kesslering's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Santosh Vaishali Yajnik, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Santosh Yajnik's specialty is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Yajnik's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yajnik takes. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Yajnik welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. John Han-Chih Han-Chih Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Chang sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. James Edward Ruffer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. James Ruffer is a radiation oncologist in Barrington, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruffer include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruffer takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ruffer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer is a radiation oncologist. He is especially interested in osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Boyer's education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patient ratings for Dr. Boyer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyer accepts. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rebecca Ann Brooks, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Brooks is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and metastatic cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brooks honors. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Joseph Conterato, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Dean Conterato specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Libertyville, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Conterato's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has an open panel. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Conterato trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency.

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Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard works as a radiation oncologist in Barrington, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Geneva, IL. She has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Park-Leonard is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Park-Leonard attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Park-Leonard is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Tanya M Powell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tanya Powell is a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Powell takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Powell is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.