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We found 8 medical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Jose M Paredes, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Jose Paredes' medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Paredes is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He studied medicine at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Paredes trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Paredes's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Osvaldo Wesly's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Peoria, IL. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wesly is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wesly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10458 S Pulaski Road
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Oak Lawn, IL and Willowbrook, IL. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKenna include coagulation disorders and lymphoma. Dr. McKenna is rated highly by her patients. She takes CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenna (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. McKenna is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cancer, Coagulation Disorders, Lymphoma

Dr. Rasheed Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rasheed Akhtar is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Akhtar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Edgewater Hospital. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Akhtar's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mohammed Azher Kassem, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Kassem's medical specialty is medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kassem is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4400 W 95th Street; #302
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Gary Steinecker is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Steinecker is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4400 W 95th Street; Suite #311
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Nada Sherman is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Sherman graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Keith Shulman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shulman takes. Dr. Shulman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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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.