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

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

Dr. Andrew Howard is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Howard is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Howard attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5758 S Maryland Avenue; #9006
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paige Dorn works as a radiation oncologist. She has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Dorn's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dorn's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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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 in Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Weichselbaum accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weichselbaum attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Cancer, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Philip P Connell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Philip Connell is a radiation oncologist. His areas of expertise consist of radiation therapy, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and mediastinal tumor. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Connell attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Radiation Therapy, Mediastinal Tumor

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

Dr. Howard Halpern works as a radiation oncologist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Halpern has indicated that his clinical interests include physiology, breast cancer, and tumor. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Harvard Radiation Oncology Program's residency program. Dr. Halpern has received the following distinction: 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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dickler include robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Dickler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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

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

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

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

Dr. Steven Chmura is a radiation oncologist. He has a special interest in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and breast cancer. Dr. Chmura honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Chmura attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Haider Shirazi is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Shirazi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Neil Mehta's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Mehta accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Vista Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Julia Choo, who practices in Aurora, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choo takes. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Choo is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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

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

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

Dr. Abdul Khan is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. J. Morgan is a radiation oncology specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Shah accepts Coventry, Viant, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. He studied medicine at Khyber Medical College. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Shah is open to 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Blue Island, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Tolentino accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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.