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We found 14 oncologists who accept CIGNA HMO near Park Ridge, IL.

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. William Hartsell's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hartsell honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kesslering takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kesslering's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yajnik include radiation therapy. Dr. Yajnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Chang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include leukemia, coagulation disorders, and pain management. Dr. McNeer's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. James Ruffer is a radiation oncology specialist in Barrington, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Ruffer attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruffer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Patrick Sweeney works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyer include radiation therapy and osteopathic medicine. Dr. Boyer's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, 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 a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. On average, patients gave Dr. Boyer a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Powell accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Hirsch has indicated that her clinical interests include radiation therapy. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 is a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Barrington, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include radiation therapy. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Stutz is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Stutz is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Nasiruddin Mohammed is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in La Grange, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Chicago, IL. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammed takes. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cancer

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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.