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We found 15 oncologists who accept CIGNA HMO near Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. William F Hartsell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell specializes in radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Hartsell focuses on radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hartsell attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Patel graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Christy M Kesslering, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Christy Kesslering is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Kesslering is especially interested in brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kesslering honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Santosh Vaishali Yajnik, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Santosh Yajnik practices radiation oncology in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yajnik attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Yajnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. John Han-Chih Han-Chih Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Building C
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Chang specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Warrenville, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. James Edward Ruffer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. James Ruffer is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ruffer's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ruffer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Jennifer Lynn McNeer, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer McNeer's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, coagulation disorders, and pain management. Dr. McNeer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. McNeer's medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Brain Problems, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Stem Cell Transplant, Cancer, Coagulation Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a radiation oncologist in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Sweeney welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sweeney completed residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Boyer's clinical interests encompass osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Boyer is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Tanya M Powell, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Tanya Powell's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Powell attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Powell is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arica Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Arica Hirsch is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Park Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Hirsch has indicated that her clinical interests include radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirsch accepts. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's residency program. Dr. Hirsch is conversant in Hebrew. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Diana H Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Diana Chung practices radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chung include radiation therapy. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chung obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Chung honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Michael A Stutz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stutz is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Stutz's clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Stutz attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stutz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasiruddin Mohammed, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nasiruddin Mohammed's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohammed include brachytherapy (seed implants) and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mohammed studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mohammed trained at Beaumont Hospitals. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohammed has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brachytherapy

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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.