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

Dr. Bruce Brockstein is an oncologist and medical oncologist. His clinical interests encompass head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Dr. Brockstein is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brockstein attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brockstein accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

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. His areas of expertise consist of thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Weyburn is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Law attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Law accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Law is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Jerry Liu is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Liu completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Matthew Adess is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adess takes. He is professionally 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 medical specialty is medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chung trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is not currently accepting 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 practices clinical pharmacology, adult hematology, and adult oncology in Elk Grove Village, IL, North Chicago, IL, and Rolling Meadows, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include chemotherapy and bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Gordon is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon attended Emory University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Evanston, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Glenview, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Merkel attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass breast cancer. Dr. Merkel's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast 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 oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Soble is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He welcomes new patients. 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 trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. Dr. Kaplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kaplan is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Campbell, who practices in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in medical oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and head and neck cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Campbell is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Campbell is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

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. Dr. Tsarwhas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Tsarwhas attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsarwhas 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. Neal P Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Neal Christiansen is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Christiansen attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Christiansen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Christiansen's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Britt Hanson's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). In her practice, Dr. Hanson focuses on urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Hanson is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hanson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marlon Kleinman is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Kleinman graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Kleinman is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.