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

Dr. Bruce Brockstein is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Brockstein's areas of expertise consist of head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brockstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

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

Dr. Teresa Law practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Highland Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Law graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Law has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in McHenry, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. He is especially interested in thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Weyburn honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Weyburn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He has a closed panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liu include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Liu is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Liu speaks 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

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; he sees patients in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan speaks Hebrew.

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

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

Dr. Matthew Adess is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Adess include gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Adess accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Adess is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Elizabeth Chung's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She practices in Libertyville, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chung is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Chung is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Douglas Merkel is an oncologist and medical oncologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merkel include breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kleinman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO. He has an open panel. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kleinman speaks Hebrew.

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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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, North Chicago, IL, and Rolling Meadows, IL, is a medical specialist in clinical pharmacology, adult hematology, and adult oncology. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has a special interest in chemotherapy and bone marrow biopsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Gordon average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon honors. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Chemotherapy

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

Dr. Nicholas Campbell is a physician who specializes in medical oncology. His clinical interests include lung cancer and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Campbell is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Campbell attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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 an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Soble's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas' areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Grayslake, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Libertyville, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsarwhas graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tsarwhas takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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)

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

Dr. Marisa Hill specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Hill is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Britt Hanson is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Hanson include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Hanson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Syed Mohiuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in Barrington, IL, McHenry, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. He is closed to new patients at this time. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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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.
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