We found 7 oncologists who accept Aetna POS near Grayslake, IL.

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil. His clinical interests include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Rajendran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rajendran is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

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 practices radiation oncology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Posner is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Posner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (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 and practices in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman honors. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Lake Forest, IL, Glenview, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Christiansen attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christiansen accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Denise A Monahan, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Denise Monahan is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Monahan include breast cancer. Dr. Monahan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Monahan's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer, Breast Cancer

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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Gurnee, IL. Dr. Piel obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He 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. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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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.
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