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We found 10 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 physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Law attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Law accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Law is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adess takes. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Nilesh D Mehta, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 120
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Nilesh Mehta is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. Dr. Mehta's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Anshul B Bamrolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 120
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Anshul Bamrolia is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Bamrolia is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bamrolia welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Dean G Tsarwhas, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Tsarwhas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Tsarwhas attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsarwhas is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

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 an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Christiansen attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Christiansen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Christiansen's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Britt Hanson's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). In her practice, Dr. Hanson focuses on urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Hanson is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hanson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Hinsdale, IL, Glenview, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Dr. Polish is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Ira Joel Piel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1425 N Hunt Club Road; Suite 301
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Ira Piel specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Piel has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Piel is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.