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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. 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. Rajendran graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with 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. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Patel is especially interested in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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 practices radiation oncology in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney is accepting 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's specialty is radiation oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer's areas of expertise consist of osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Boyer's practice is open to new patients. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. She has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Park-Leonard is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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 an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 is a gynecologic oncology specialist 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sharma has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. John Allison Greager II, Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1263 S Highland Avenue; Suite 100
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. John Greager works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Lombard, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greager's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greager attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweet include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Sweet is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweet has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneiderman takes. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks French.

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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 in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Madej is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madej include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Madej is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Russian. Her 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, 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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