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We found 12 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Bharat Sumantlal Jailwala, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
846 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Bharat Jailwala is a radiation oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jailwala include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and cyberknife radiosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Jailwala is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jailwala is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency. Dr. Jailwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

Dr. Aslam Aslam Zahir, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
915 Center Street; Suite 1000
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Syed Zahir is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zahir include blood disorders. Dr. Zahir's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zahir accepts. He is a graduate of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. For his residency, Dr. Zahir trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Zahir's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
915 Center Street; Suite 1000
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Rajini Manjunath practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of aspiration and chemotherapy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Manjunath's education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Manjunath (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Manjunath's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Aspiration, Bone Problems, Chemotherapy

Dr. Chilakamarri Yeshwant, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1710 North Randall Road; Suite 300
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Chilakamarri Yeshwant specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Elgin, IL, Huntley, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Dr. Yeshwant is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Yeshwant's residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yeshwant (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Apurva A Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1710 North Randall Road; Suite 300
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Apurva Desai specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Elgin, IL, Huntley, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Desai takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Thomas Lequn Cao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1435 North Randall Road; Suite 402
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Cao is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cao honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Azhar M Awan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1425 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Azhar Awan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include breast cancer, lymphoma, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Awan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Awan attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Awan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Swahili, and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Terrence J Bugno, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 N Airlite Street
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Terrence Bugno's specialty is radiation oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bugno accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Bugno is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 300
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Stanley Nabrinsky is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Elgin, IL, Woodstock, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Nabrinsky graduated from Vinnitsa National Medical University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 N Airlite Street
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Courtney Coke practices radiation oncology in Elgin, IL and McHenry, IL. Dr. Coke takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1710 North Randall Road; Suite 300
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Robert Mandal's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Elgin, IL. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandal is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 300
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Starr is an Elgin, IL physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Starr takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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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.