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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Brockstein's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Dr. Brockstein is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brockstein attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Teresa Law specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Law takes. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Law is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Thomas Dewey Weyburn Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Weyburn is a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He has a special interest in thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Weyburn honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Weyburn is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Thrombophilia, Breast Cancer

Dr. Jerry X Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Jerry Liu practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Libertyville, IL, Barrington, IL, and McHenry, IL. These areas are among Dr. Liu's clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Liu's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue W
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Adess' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Highland Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Glenview, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adess include gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Adess is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Adess accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Douglas Merkel works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. In his practice, Dr. Merkel focuses on breast cancer. Dr. Merkel is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Merkel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Edward Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Edward Kaplan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth K Chung, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Chung is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Chung is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Chung graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nicholas Campbell's specialty is medical oncology. He is especially interested in lung cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Campbell is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Michael B Soble, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Soble is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Soble honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Soble attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gary Stephen Gordon, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 North Waukegan Road; D - R48k, Ap30
North Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gary Gordon specializes in clinical pharmacology, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: chemotherapy and bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Emory University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Chemotherapy

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Hill practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Hill is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Britt Hanson is a medical oncologist and hematologist. Her areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. Dr. Hanson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hanson completed a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Hanson is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Dean G Tsarwhas, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Grayslake, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsarwhas include lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsarwhas attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Tsarwhas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Marlon Bram Kleinman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marlon Kleinman sees patients in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Kleinman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinman accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Neal P Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, 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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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.