We found 16 oncologists who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil.

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Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 1400, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. William F Hartsell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Hartsell's clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartsell honors. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hartsell's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. John Han-Chih Han-Chih Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. John Chang specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Christy M Kesslering, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Christy Kesslering's specialty is radiation oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Her clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), gynecologic cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Kesslering is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kesslering is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Santosh Vaishali Yajnik, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Santosh Yajnik is a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Yajnik's clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. James Edward Ruffer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. James Ruffer specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruffer include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ruffer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sweeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Doctors Building 3, Suite 1400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer practices radiation oncology. He has a special interest in osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. Dr. Boyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Boyer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyer has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Tanya M Powell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Tanya Powell's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include radiation therapy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Powell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Powell is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Powell attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Barrington, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park-Leonard's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Park-Leonard's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arica Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Arica Hirsch works as a radiation oncologist in Park Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirsch include radiation therapy. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Hirsch is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Diana H Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 N Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Diana Chung works as a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Barrington, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include radiation therapy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Chung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arpi D Thukral, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Arpi Thukral specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Warrenville, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and cervical cancer. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Thukral obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Stutz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stutz practices radiation oncology in Geneva, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stutz include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stutz trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasiruddin Mohammed, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Nasiruddin Mohammed, who practices in La Grange, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohammed include brachytherapy (seed implants) and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Mohammed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohammed is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brachytherapy

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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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