We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Unicare near Bolingbrook, IL.

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Leela N. Rao MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 2.4 stars (5 ratings)
420 S Schmidt Road; Suite 230
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Leela Rao is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Her clinical interests include cancer, blood disorders, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Dr. Rao's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Grant Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders, Deep Vein Thrombosis

Elyse C. Schneiderman MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.87 stars (4 ratings)
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schneiderman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Schneiderman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schneiderman is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Donald L. Sweet MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (15 ratings)
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Donald Sweet is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Sweet is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sweet's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Valentina Macrinici M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
420 S. Schmidt Road; Suite 230
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Valentina Macrinici practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Macrinici is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Macrinici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian and Russian. Dr. Macrinici is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Patricia J. Madej MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Madej's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave Dr. Madej an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Madej (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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