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

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

Dr. Nasir Shahab specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shahab is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Shahab attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Shahab (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. William Hartsell's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hartsell honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nunno is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He attended medical school at The G. d'Annunzio University. He completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ronald Potkul is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. His areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. Dr. Potkul is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Potkul honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Christy M Kesslering, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Christy Kesslering's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kesslering takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kesslering's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yajnik include radiation therapy. Dr. Yajnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Chang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Barrington, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Ruffer attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruffer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Patrick Sweeney works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Rebecca Brooks' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Brooks takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyer include radiation therapy and osteopathic medicine. Dr. Boyer's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. On average, patients gave Dr. Boyer a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Astrid Mack's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Mack include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Mack's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Margaret Rose Liotta, MD, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Liotta's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Liotta is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Liotta trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her areas of clinical interest consist of ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and robotic surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Liotta's professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikki Lynn Neubauer, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 2d
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Nikki Neubauer is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Neubauer's areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery, ovarian cysts, and robotic surgery. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Ovarian Cyst Removal, Gynecologic Surgery, Ovarian Cysts, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Dean Conterato is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Conterato trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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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.