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We found 37 oncologists who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Nasir Shahabuddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Shahab's areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Stomach Cancer, Blood Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Latoya Jeaneen Perry, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Latoya Perry's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Her clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Perry honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Perry attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. John Daniel Abad, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. John Abad specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Abad include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abad graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Abad's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Rajendran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran's practice is open to new patients.

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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
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell is a radiation oncologist in Downers Grove, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hartsell attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hartsell's professional 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. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Linda Lee Ferris, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Linda Ferris works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Warrenville, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ferris accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ferris performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Stomach Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christy M Kesslering, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Christy Kesslering is a radiation oncologist. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. These areas are among Dr. Kesslering's clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kesslering's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Jason Ronald Fangusaro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4455 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Jason Fangusaro is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Fangusaro studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. He is especially interested in cancer, brain tumor, and blood disorders. Dr. Fangusaro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Brain Tumor, Blood Disorders

Dr. Santosh Vaishali Yajnik, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Santosh Yajnik is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In Dr. Yajnik's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yajnik trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Yajnik welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. John Han-Chih Han-Chih Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. John Chang works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Stewart Goldman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Stewart Goldman practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Chicago, IL and Warrenville, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and brain tumor. Dr. Goldman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Goldman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Therapeutics, Cancer, Eye Problems, Brain Tumor, Clinical Trials, Cancer Survivorship

Dr. James Edward Ruffer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. James Ruffer is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruffer include radiation therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Ruffer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ruffer is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rishi Ramesh Lulla, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4455 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Rishi Lulla is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. He is especially interested in brain tumor. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lulla accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Lulla attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lulla (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Therapeutics, Translational Research, Spinal Cord Tumor, Cancer, Brain Tumor

Dr. Sean A Grimm, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Sean Grimm practices neuro-oncology in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Grimm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grimm is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Neurological Disorders, Brain Tumor, Clinical Trials

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Sweeney has a special interest in radiation therapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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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.