We found 29 radiation oncologists who accept Humana 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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran 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. William F Hartsell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell is a radiation oncologist. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hartsell is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic 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, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Christy Kesslering is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kesslering accepts. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Kesslering completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Kesslering's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. John Han-Chih Han-Chih Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Chang's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chang has a special interest in radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Santosh Vaishali Yajnik, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Santosh Yajnik is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yajnik include radiation therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is 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: Radiation Therapy

Dr. James Edward Ruffer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. James Ruffer, who practices in Barrington, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ruffer's clinical interests include radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruffer accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ruffer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. In his practice, Dr. Boyer focuses on osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Boyer is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Boyer is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Dean Joseph Conterato, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Dean Conterato is a radiation oncologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Conterato's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Tanya M Powell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tanya Powell sees patients in Chicago, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Powell has a special interest in radiation therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Powell is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arica Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Arica Hirsch's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirsch include radiation therapy. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Hirsch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Hirsch completed her residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is conversant in Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Diana H Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Diana Chung specializes in radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Chung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chung welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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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 specialist in radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in radiation therapy. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Park-Leonard 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 honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park-Leonard's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Paige Leigh Dorn, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Paige Dorn's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorn include radiation therapy. Dr. Dorn is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Dorn attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Michael A Stutz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stutz practices radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Stutz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Stutz is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.