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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Paredes has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paredes takes. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Paredes completed his residency training at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Osvaldo Wesly's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Peoria, IL. Dr. Wesly (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Wesly is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKenna include coagulation disorders and lymphoma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. McKenna (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. McKenna's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Akhtar trained at Edgewater Hospital for his residency. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akhtar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Kassem accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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 attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Nada Sherman is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Keith Shulman practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Shulman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.