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

Dr. Bruce Brockstein sees patients in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brockstein include head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Dr. Brockstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Brockstein is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

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

Dr. Thomas Weyburn's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in McHenry, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Weyburn's areas of expertise include the following: thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Weyburn accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Thrombophilia, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Teresa Law is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Law completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Law has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. James Ward sees patients in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Ward honors Health Net, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Dr. Matthew Eric Adess, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue W
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Adess practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Adess focuses on gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Adess honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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's specialties are clinical pharmacology, adult hematology, and adult oncology. He practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, North Chicago, IL, and Rolling Meadows, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise consist of chemotherapy and bone marrow biopsy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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. Douglas Merkel specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast cancer. Dr. Merkel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Merkel attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Merkel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Michael Soble specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Barrington, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Libertyville, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Soble attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsarwhas include leukemia, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Tsarwhas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Tsarwhas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Solid Tumor, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast ... (Read more)

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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. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Campbell's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors 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. Syed Mohiuddin Ahmed, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Libertyville, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Barrington, IL. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Ahmed honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kaplan (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Britt Hanson, who practices in Gurnee, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hanson include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. Dr. Hanson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kleinman trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kleinman's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Neal P Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road; #100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Neal Christiansen is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christiansen honors. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Christiansen completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Christiansen welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Cochran is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Libertyville, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. He has a special interest in blood cancers, lung cancer, and breast cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cochran studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Cochran completed residency programs at Evanston Hospital and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.