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We found 66 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity 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 sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Shahab (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahab include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shahab's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shahab trained at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Shahab is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He 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 specializes in radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Hartsell focuses on radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hartsell attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Patel graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Kesslering is especially interested in brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kesslering honors. 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 practices radiation oncology in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yajnik attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Yajnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Warrenville, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang's practice is open to 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ruffer's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from 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 an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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 is a general internist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Elmhurst, IL and Maywood, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Before completing his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Nunno attended medical school at The G. d'Annunzio University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a radiation oncologist in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Sweeney welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sweeney completed residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Boyer's clinical interests encompass osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), 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 McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer takes 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. Dr. Boyer is open to new patients.

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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 is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Orland Park, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. Dr. Potkul's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Potkul obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is 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 is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He works in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mack accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Mack graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Libertyville, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Conterato is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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 areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and metastatic cancer. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Brooks's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She accepts 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Powell attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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.