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

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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. 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. 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. 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

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

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard is a radiation oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park-Leonard include radiation therapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Park-Leonard welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Sudarshan Sharma sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, colposcopy, and clinical trials. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sweet is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sweet'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. John A 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) and practices in Lombard, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greager include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Greager attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greager is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, ... (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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Schneiderman graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in French. Dr. Schneiderman's hospital/clinic 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Madej include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Madej is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Russian. Dr. Madej'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, 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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