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We found 8 medical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum near Crystal Lake, IL.

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Dr. Thomas Dewey Weyburn Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Weyburn practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in McHenry, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. Dr. Weyburn's clinical interests include thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Weyburn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Thrombophilia, Breast Cancer

Dr. Jerry X Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Jerry Liu is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Libertyville, IL, Barrington, IL, and McHenry, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Liu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Elizabeth K Chung, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Chung practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) in Libertyville, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chung is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Michael B Soble, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Soble is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Soble has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soble accepts. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Soble attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Ahmed honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Ahmed attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. David Slivnick specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Libertyville, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slivnick accepts. Dr. Slivnick is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Sandeep Chunduri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Chunduri is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Crystal Lake, IL and Libertyville, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chunduri is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Chunduri's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Michael K Cochran, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Cochran's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is especially interested in blood cancers, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Cochran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Evanston Hospital. Dr. Cochran is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.