We found 10 oncologists who accept ppoNEXT near Downers Grove, IL.

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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil.

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

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He 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. Dr. Sweeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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 practices radiation oncology. He has a special interest in osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. Dr. Boyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Boyer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyer has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Barrington, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park-Leonard's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Park-Leonard's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. John Allison Greager II, Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1263 S Highland Avenue; Suite 100
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. John Greager specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Greager studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudarshan K Sharma, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sudarshan Sharma is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and clinical trials. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald L Sweet, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 210
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Donald Sweet is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweet include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sweet is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Brain Problems, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elyse C Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneiderman accepts. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is conversant in French. Dr. Schneiderman's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Brain Problems, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia J Madej, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Madej practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Madej include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks French and Russian. Dr. Madej is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Brain Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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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