We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Tinley Park, 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 medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Howard attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Haider Ali Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17333 S. Lagrange Road; Suite Ll3
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Haider Shirazi, who practices in Chicago, IL and Tinley Park, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shirazi's residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Shirazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System. Dr. Shirazi welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17333 S Lagrange Road; Suite 100
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Syed Shirazi is a radiation oncologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System. Dr. Shirazi takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Shirazi attended Khyber Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Shirazi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Dr. Neil Mehta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17333 Lagrange Road
Tinsley Park, IL
 

Dr. Neil Mehta's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Mehta obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Vista Health System. Dr. Mehta welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3900 W 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Khan is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Crown Point, IN. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
19060 Everett Boulevard; Suite 112
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Paul Crossan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Crossan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
19060 Everett Boulevard; 19060 Everett Boulevard, Suite 122
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Jayant Ginde's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ginde's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Sinai Health System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3900 Burke Drive
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. M. Shah is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, and Franciscan Health Michigan City. He welcomes new patients.

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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.
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