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We found 5 oncologists who accept Aetna POS near Grayslake, IL.

Dr. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner sees patients in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Posner attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Skin Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Coleman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Coleman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Coleman is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ira Piel works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Gurnee, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Piel graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Piel an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. His practice is open to 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 Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.