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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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Posner's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Coleman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her 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. 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Christiansen's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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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 specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Monahan include breast cancer. Dr. Monahan's professional affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Monahan attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Piel attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Piel has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Piel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nelson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nelson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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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.