We found 27 oncologists who accept PHCS PPO 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 a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahab's 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 sees patients in Geneva, IL and Warrenville, IL. Her medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Perry's residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Perry is open to new patients.

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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). His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Abad is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Abad attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes 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, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil.

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

Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel practices radiation oncology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ferris obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ferris is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sharad Narandas Salvi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sharad Salvi's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Salvi attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Misericordia Hospital, New York, and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He is especially interested in leukemia and solid tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Salvi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Salvi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Cancer, Anemia

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

Dr. Jason Fangusaro's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Warrenville, IL. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Fangusaro attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass cancer, brain tumor, and blood disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fangusaro is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fangusaro's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Rishi Lulla is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Chicago, IL and Warrenville, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lulla include brain tumor. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lulla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lulla is open to new patients.

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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 is a neuro-oncologist. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grimm takes. Dr. Grimm's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Grimm is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Michael Eisner, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Robert Eisner's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Warrenville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Eisner include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and palliative care. Dr. Eisner takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Bladder Cancer, Palliative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Sweeney sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He 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. Dr. Sweeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer practices radiation oncology. He has a special interest in osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. Dr. Boyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Boyer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyer has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. John D Ayers, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. John Ayers, who practices in Warrenville, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ayers's areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer and melanoma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ayers's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ayers trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Leela Narayana Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Leela Rao is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended medical school at Madras Medical College. She trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Rao is especially interested in cancer, blood disorders, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders, Deep Vein Thrombosis

Dr. Barbara M Buttin, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Buttin is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in Geneva, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Winfield, IL. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Buttin include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Buttin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Buttin is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.
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