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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 hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Liu attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Teresa Law, who practices in Highland Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Law studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Law has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Marisa Hill's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She practices in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill accepts. Dr. Hill attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Hill is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Thomas Weyburn is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in McHenry, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Weyburn obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Weyburn is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Thrombophilia, Breast Cancer

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 in Highland Park, IL, Glenview, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Adess include gastrointestinal cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adess 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 is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal 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. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Kaplan is conversant in Hebrew.

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Chung is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Chung honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chung's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO. Dr. Kleinman attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Kleinman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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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 in Gurnee, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Hanson graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hanson trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanson include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. She accepts 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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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

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. He works in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Brockstein include head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Brockstein has received the following distinction: 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. Douglas Merkel is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass breast cancer. Dr. Merkel has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Nicholas Campbell is a medical oncology specialist in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Campbell studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Campbell is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Soble accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Soble is accepting 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 works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Grayslake, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Libertyville, IL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Tsarwhas's clinical interests: lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Syed Ahmed is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ahmed is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency.

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Dr. David J Slivnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. David Slivnick's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Slivnick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Slivnick's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He has an open panel.

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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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