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 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

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

Dr. Paul Crossan is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Crossan graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Dr. Haider Ali Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17333 S. Lagrange Road; Suite Ll3
Tinley Park, 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. Abdul Waheed Khan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3900 West 203rd Street
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
17333 Lagrange Road
Tinsley Park, 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
17333 S Lagrange Road; Suite 100
Tinley Park, 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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Dr. Mir Jafar Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3900 West 203rd Street
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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
19060 Everett Boulevard; 19060 Everett Boulevard, Suite 122
Mokena, 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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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.