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We found 22 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Evergreen Park, IL.

Dr. Paige Leigh Dorn, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5758 S Maryland Avenue; #9006
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paige Dorn's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorn include radiation therapy. Dr. Dorn is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Andrew R Howard, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Howard's specialty is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Howard takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Howard trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ralph R Weichselbaum, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ralph Weichselbaum works as a radiation oncologist. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Weichselbaum performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Weichselbaum focuses on rectal cancer and radiation therapy. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Cancer, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Howard J Halpern, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Howard Halpern is a radiation oncologist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Before completing his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Halpern attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Halpern's clinical interests encompass physiology, breast cancer, and tumor. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Halpern has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Adam T Dickler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Adam Dickler is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Dickler is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Dickler is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Azhar M Awan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Azhar Awan practices radiation oncology. Dr. Awan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Swahili, and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Awan include breast cancer, lymphoma, and head and neck cancer. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Philip Connell is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connell include radiation therapy, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and mediastinal tumor. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connell attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Radiation Therapy, Mediastinal Tumor

Dr. Steven J Chmura, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Chmura's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise consist of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and breast cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmura attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, MRI, Ultrasound, Brain Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Haider Ali Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Haider Shirazi's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shirazi completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Breast Issues, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Brain Tumor

Dr. Julia Jung Choo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Julia Choo is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Aurora, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Choo attended Rush Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Breast Issues, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, High Dose Rate ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Khan is a radiation oncologist. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khan's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Neil Mehta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 W. 95th Street; Suite 204
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Neil Mehta's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mehta completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Syed Shirazi is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Olympia Fields, IL, Chicago Heights, IL, and Tinley Park, IL. Dr. Shirazi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Shirazi attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shirazi's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. J. Morgan is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Morgan attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Mir Jafar Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Mir Shah is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. He honors Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Shah welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Gregorio M Tolentino Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2310 York Street
Blue Island, IL
 

Dr. Gregorio Tolentino works as a radiation oncologist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Tolentino trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center.

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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.