We found 36 medical oncologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Sheetal Ujjwal Kircher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sheetal Kircher works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Kircher attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kircher honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kircher is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniela Elena Matei, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniela Matei is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include ovarian cancer, chemotherapy, and endometrial cancer. Her professional affiliations include Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Matei honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Matei obtained her medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Chemotherapy, Cervical Cancer

Dr. Regina Michelle Gandica, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2140; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Regina Stein is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: leukemia, testicular cancer, and pain management. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is accepting new patients. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maha Hussain is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussain honors. She is closed to new patients at this time. After completing medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, Dr. Hussain performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Dr. Francis Joseph Giles, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Francis Giles is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Giles is a graduate of National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, and the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Giles is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ann Eklund, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Eklund is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Eklund has a special interest in blood cancers. Dr. Eklund accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Eklund's residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Eklund attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Eklund has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Eklund's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Eklund is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers

Dr. Leonidas C Platanias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leonidas Platanias' specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Dr. Platanias's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Platanias is a graduate of the University of Patras School of Health Sciences and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Platanias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Greek.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Steven B Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Arkes 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Newman graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Newman completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Newman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Pro's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Chicago, IL. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Sapienza University of Rome for medical school, Dr. Pro completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pro's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Cesar Augusto Santa Maria, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
233 E Superior Street 1st Floor; Olson Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cesar Santa-Maria, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Santa-Maria has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer and clinical trials. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Santa-Maria's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer

Dr. Hau Cheong Kwaan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hau Kwaan is a medical specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Kwaan speaks Cantonese. His areas of expertise consist of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwaan honors.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Blood Disorders, Anemia, Bleeding Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Kaplan Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jessica Altman is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Altman's areas of expertise include the following: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, and anemia. Dr. Altman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Altman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For Dr. Altman's professional training, Dr. Altman completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Altman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Altman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Acute Leukemia, Anemia, Chronic Leukemia

Dr. Al B Benson III, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Al Benson is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, anal cancer, and stomach cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Benson attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Kehinde U.A. Onifade, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kehinde Adekola is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Adekola graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Adekola trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adekola honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant

Dr. Sarika Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 21-100; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarika Jain's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Chicago, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Jain attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Jain's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Shuo Ma, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shuo Ma's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of monoclonal antibodies (mabs), waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and chronic leukemia. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ma is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Ma speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Monoclonal Antibodies, Chronic Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (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.
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