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We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum near Crystal Lake, IL.

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

Dr. Thomas Weyburn's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in McHenry, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Weyburn's areas of expertise include the following: thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Weyburn accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Thrombophilia, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Michael Soble specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Barrington, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Libertyville, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Soble attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Syed Mohiuddin Ahmed, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E. Congress Parkway; Suite #300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Libertyville, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Barrington, IL. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Ahmed honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Cochran is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Libertyville, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. He has a special interest in blood cancers, lung cancer, and breast cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cochran studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Cochran completed residency programs at Evanston Hospital and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. His practice is open to 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.