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We found 22 medical oncologists who accept Humana Gold near Glenview, IL.

Dr. Thomas Andrew Hensing, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Hensing is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Hensing's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer and mediastinal tumor. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hensing honors. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Hensing has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumor

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue; Division of Hematology - Oncology
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Brockstein specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Brockstein's clinical interests include head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brockstein attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brockstein accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Teresa Law is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Highland Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL. Dr. Law takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Law has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Elaine Wade specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, Dr. Wade focuses on breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wade attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wade is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. James Ward is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Evanston, IL. Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ward accepts. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Ward is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Robert Marsh's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Marsh attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Steven B Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Newman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Newman attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Shevrin's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate cancer. Dr. Shevrin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Shevrin has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Cancer

Dr. Matthew Eric Adess, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Adess is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Highland Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Glenview, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adess include gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Thomas Nunn Gynn, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Gynn is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Gynn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Latin. Dr. Gynn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Janardan Khandekar works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Khandekar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Douglas Merkel's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Evanston, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Glenview, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In Dr. Merkel's practice, he is particularly interested in breast cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Merkel is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Merkel is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Edward Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9631 Gross Point Road; Suite 10
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Edward Kaplan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Kaplan speaks Hebrew. His clinical interests include lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Kaplan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Nicholas Campbell's area of specialization is medical oncology. Dr. Campbell's areas of expertise include lung cancer and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Campbell takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Neal P Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Neal Christiansen is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Christiansen's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Christiansen attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Britt Hanson works as a medical oncologist and hematologist in Gurnee, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Her areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Hanson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hanson is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.