We found 18 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Andrew R Howard, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Howard's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howard include radiation therapy. Dr. Howard is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Adam T Dickler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Adam Dickler works as a radiation oncologist in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dickler include robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Dickler takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Dickler is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Azhar M Awan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Azhar Awan is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Awan's clinical interests include breast cancer, lymphoma, and head and neck cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Awan has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Awan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Swahili, and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Haider Ali Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Haider Shirazi is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shirazi's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Breast Issues, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Brain Tumor

Dr. Julia Jung Choo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Julia Choo practices radiation oncology. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Choo is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Breast Issues, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, High Dose Rate ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Khan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Neil Mehta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Neil Mehta is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Mehta honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Vista Health System. Dr. Mehta's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Syed Shirazi is a radiation oncology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirazi attended Khyber Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. J. Morgan, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Morgan studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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Dr. Mir Jafar Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Mir Shah is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He studied medicine at Khyber Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shah's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Gregorio M Tolentino Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2310 York Street
Blue Island, IL
 

Dr. Gregorio Tolentino's specialty is radiation oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Tolentino is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Elke Aippersbach's specialty is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aippersbach takes.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jayant Ginde's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Ginde is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10400 Southwest Highway; Lower Level
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Robert Share is a radiation oncology specialist in Chicago Ridge, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Share studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Hyuk Kang's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kang graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11800 Southwest Highway
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Vali specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Palos Heights, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vali honors. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.