We found 65 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Downers Grove, IL.

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

Dr. Ronald Potkul practices gynecologic oncology in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Orland Park, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Potkul attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Potkul has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran practices radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally 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: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Astrid Mack practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL. Dr. Mack's clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Mack is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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. She is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Brooks accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Brooks trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. James Edward Ruffer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. James Ruffer is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Ruffer has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ruffer attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ruffer's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hartsell attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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. Nasir Shahabuddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
430 Warrenville Road; 300
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shahab is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shahab's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. James E Hannigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. James Hannigan is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Hinsdale, IL and La Grange, IL. Dr. Hannigan attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, lung cancer, and pain management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Italian. Dr. Hannigan is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Pain Management, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Faaiza T Vaince, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Faaiza Vaince is a surgical oncologist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Vaince (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her clinical interests include oncoplastic breast surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), and breast cancer. Her professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Vaince performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaince accepts.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Intraoperative ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
430 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Ariel Polish's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Polish honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Polish completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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

Dr. Patrick Sweeney practices radiation oncology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rekha Rani Harting, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Rekha Harting works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Harting's areas of expertise include lung cancer, breast cancer, and blood disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She accepts CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kenneth Craig Micetich, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Micetich works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Micetich's professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Micetich accepts. Dr. Micetich has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Martin J Boyer, 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyer include osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Boyer has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Lucio Nunno is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Nunno honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at The G. d'Annunzio University. He trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for his residency. He is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.
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