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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Grayslake, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Teresa Law is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Law completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Law has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Matthew Eric Adess, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Adess practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Adess focuses on gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Adess honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Dean G Tsarwhas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsarwhas include leukemia, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Tsarwhas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Tsarwhas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Solid Tumor, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Britt Hanson, who practices in Gurnee, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hanson include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. Dr. Hanson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Ariel Polish is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Polish's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Neal P Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Neal Christiansen is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christiansen honors. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Christiansen completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Christiansen welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Valerie M Nelson Lilly, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Valerie Nelson specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson is accepting new patients. Dr. Nelson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Nelson trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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.