We found 29 radiation oncologists who accept Humana 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rajendran attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Rajendran is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. James Ruffer's specialty is radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Ruffer focuses on radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ruffer attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ruffer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. William F Hartsell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell is a radiation oncology specialist in Downers Grove, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hartsell is accepting new patients.

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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 practices radiation oncology in Barrington, IL, La Grange, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park-Leonard include radiation therapy. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Park-Leonard completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Her practice is open to 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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Libertyville, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Dr. Conterato honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Conterato completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Conterato is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Paige Dorn sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Dorn accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Dorn is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Boyer has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyer include osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyer has an open panel. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Boyer trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sweeney attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Sweeney's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Her clinical interests encompass brachytherapy (seed implants), gynecologic cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Kesslering is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kesslering completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Howard J Halpern, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Howard Halpern works as a radiation oncologist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Halpern's areas of expertise include physiology, breast cancer, and tumor. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Halpern has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Breast Issues, Imaging Procedures, Physiology, Breast Cancer

Dr. Azhar M Awan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Azhar Awan is a radiation oncology specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Elgin, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Awan include breast cancer, lymphoma, and head and neck cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Awan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Awan trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Awan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Swahili, and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Philip P Connell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Philip Connell's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connell include radiation therapy, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and mediastinal tumor. Dr. Connell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Radiation Therapy, Mediastinal Tumor

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

Dr. Tanya Powell practices radiation oncology in Park Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Powell include radiation therapy. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Powell accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Powell is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arpi D Thukral, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Arpi Thukral's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Thukral include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and cervical cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thukral honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Radiation ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arica Hirsch is a radiation oncologist. Her clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Dr. Hirsch honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Hirsch is conversant in Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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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.
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