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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Homewood, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Paredes is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Paredes studied medicine at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Paredes's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Osvaldo Wesly works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wesly takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, Dr. Wesly (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Wesly's professional 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Oak Lawn, IL and Willowbrook, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKenna include coagulation disorders and lymphoma. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She honors CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. McKenna is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. McKenna (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Edgewater Hospital. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is 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 practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kassem is affiliated with Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Gary Steinecker's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Steinecker takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school 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, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 and Rolling Meadows, IL. Dr. Shulman studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), 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.
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