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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
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shahab is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Shahab attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Shahab (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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

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

Dr. Terrance Peabody is a physician who specializes in orthopedic oncology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peabody include soft tissue tumor and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Peabody has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Peabody has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. William Hartsell's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hartsell honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a radiation oncologist in Park Ridge, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Geneva, IL. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohiuddin include radiation therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist Midwest Health.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Christy Kesslering's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kesslering takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kesslering's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yajnik include radiation therapy. Dr. Yajnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Chang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 oncology specialist in Barrington, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Ruffer attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruffer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Rebecca Brooks' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Brooks takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Martin Boyer, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyer include radiation therapy and osteopathic medicine. Dr. Boyer's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. On average, patients gave Dr. Boyer a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Patrick Sweeney works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Dean Conterato is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Conterato trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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Dr. James E Hannigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. James Hannigan's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Hinsdale, IL and La Grange, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hannigan include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and pain management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannigan takes. Dr. Hannigan is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Italian. Dr. Hannigan is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Pain Management, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Park-Leonard's clinical interests include radiation therapy. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Park-Leonard attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Park-Leonard's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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.