We found 66 oncologists who accept Humana Premier near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Nasir Shahabuddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
430 Warrenville Road; 300
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Shahab attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran has an open panel.

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

Dr. William F Hartsell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell is a radiation oncologist. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hartsell is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kesslering accepts. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Kesslering completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Kesslering's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Santosh Vaishali Yajnik, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Santosh Yajnik is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yajnik include radiation therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is affiliated with 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

Dr. John Han-Chih Han-Chih Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Chang's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chang has a special interest in radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chang is accepting 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, who practices in Barrington, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ruffer's clinical interests include radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruffer accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ruffer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Lucio Di Dinunno, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 S York Street; Suite 3280
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Lucio Nunno sees patients in Elmhurst, IL and Maywood, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nunno takes. Dr. Nunno is a graduate of The G. d'Annunzio University. Dr. Nunno's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago.

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Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. In his practice, Dr. Boyer focuses on osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Boyer is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Boyer is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ronald Keith Potkul, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Potkul's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Potkul a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Potkul include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Potkul attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Potkul has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer

Dr. Astrid Kyle Mack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Astrid Mack specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL. Dr. Mack has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Mack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Thalassemia

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

Dr. Dean Conterato is a radiation oncologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Conterato's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rebecca Brooks specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Brooks studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Tanya M Powell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tanya Powell sees patients in Chicago, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Powell has a special interest in radiation therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Powell is open to new patients.

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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.