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We found 9 oncologists who accept ppoNEXT near Downers Grove, IL.

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyer include radiation therapy and osteopathic medicine. Dr. Boyer's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. On average, patients gave Dr. Boyer a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Park-Leonard's clinical interests include radiation therapy. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Park-Leonard attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Park-Leonard's 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. 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 surgical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Greager include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Greager is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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 practices gynecologic oncology in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Sharma's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, colposcopy, and clinical trials. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sharma takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Patricia J Madej, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 210
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Madej specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madej is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks French and Russian. She is professionally 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)

Dr. Elyse C Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 210
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Schneiderman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Schneiderman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schneiderman is conversant in French. Her 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. 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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient ratings for Dr. Sweet average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweet is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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)

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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.