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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajendran graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Posner's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posner honors. Dr. Posner's practice is open to new patients. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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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 is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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 is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman has an open panel.

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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Christiansen completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Christiansen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 cancer surgeon in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Her clinical interests include breast cancer. Dr. Monahan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Monahan's practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Ira Piel's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Piel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Piel completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nelson attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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