We found 28 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Burr Ridge, IL.

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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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 is conversant in Tamil.

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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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel.

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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 is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Hartsell's clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartsell honors. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hartsell's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to 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 specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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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 specialty is radiation oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Her clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), gynecologic cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Kesslering is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kesslering is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Santosh Yajnik is a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Yajnik's clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruffer include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ruffer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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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 practices radiation oncology. He has a special interest in osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. Dr. Boyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Boyer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyer has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He 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. Dr. Sweeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include radiation therapy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Powell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Powell is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Powell attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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 radiation oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Conterato attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Conterato's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Paige Dorn is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Dorn is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arica Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Arica Hirsch works as a radiation oncologist in Park Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirsch include radiation therapy. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Hirsch is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Diana H Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Diana Chung works as a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Barrington, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include radiation therapy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Chung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Michael A Stutz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stutz practices radiation oncology in Geneva, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stutz include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stutz trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinai Gondi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Vinai Gondi is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gondi include radiation therapy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Gondi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.
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