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. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Law has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 Highland Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Glenview, IL. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adess include gastrointestinal cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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's medical specialty is medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Before performing his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mehta attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehta's office for an appointment.

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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). She practices in Gurnee, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL. She is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. Dr. Hanson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Bamrolia takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. His practice is open to 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 and practices in Grayslake, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Libertyville, IL. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsarwhas's education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tsarwhas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Ariel Polish specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Polish is professionally affiliated with 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 medical 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. Dr. Christiansen is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Christiansen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Gurnee, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Piel attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Piel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.