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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
430 Warrenville Road; 300
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Shahab studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shahab trained at the University of Missouri Health System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahab include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. 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. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Hartsell performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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 and Burr Ridge, IL. These areas are among Dr. Potkul's clinical interests: ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He 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. Dr. Potkul is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. 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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Dr. Nunno attended The G. d'Annunzio University and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Christy Kesslering's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Kesslering is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kesslering completed a residency program 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Yajnik is especially interested in radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist in Warrenville, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chang 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 takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Barrington, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. In his practice, Dr. Ruffer focuses on radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ruffer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ruffer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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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 sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and metastatic cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Margaret Liotta is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. She has a special interest in ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Liotta is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Liotta attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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

Dr. Martin Boyer is a radiation oncologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Boyer at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy and osteopathic medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Boyer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Boyer attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Patrick Sweeney, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweeney takes. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sweeney attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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. In his practice, Dr. Mack focuses on cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Mack is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Mack attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Mack accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 2d
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Nikki Neubauer is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Neubauer include laparoscopic surgery, ovarian cysts, and robotic surgery. Dr. Neubauer's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Conterato attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.