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We found 9 oncologists who accept Medicare near Normal, IL.

Dr. John Joseph Migas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
407 E. Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL
 

Dr. John Migas' specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Migas's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Migas's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Bhanu K V V S Vakkalanka, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine
407 E. Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL
 

Dr. Bhanu Vakkalanka practices oncology (cancer care) in Normal, IL and Pontiac, IL. After attending Rangaraya Medical College for medical school, Dr. Vakkalanka completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Hwan Gon Jeong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
407 E. Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL
 

Dr. Hwan Jeong is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Jeong is a graduate of Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeong honors. His professional affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1505 Eastland Drive; Suite Ll1400
Bloomington, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Gomez is a hematologist and adult oncologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Gomez attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
407 E. Vernon Avenue; Suite 104
Normal, IL
 

Dr. Sanda Morar is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Morar is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
407 E. Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL
 

Dr. Shermian Woodhouse is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Woodhouse is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Pramern Sriratana, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
407 E. Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL
 

Dr. Pramern Sriratana practices oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Patient reviews placed Dr. Sriratana at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Pankaj Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1505 Eastland Drive; Suite Ll1400
Bloomington, IL
 

Dr. Pankaj Kumar sees patients in Peoria, IL and Bloomington, IL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kumar graduated from St. John's Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
407 E. Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Fernandes sees patients in Normal, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at St. John's Medical College and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Fernandes takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.