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

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Dr. Leela N Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
420 S Schmidt Road; Suite 230
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Leela Rao practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Glendale Heights, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Rao studied medicine at Madras Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Grant Hospital of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include cancer, blood disorders, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Dr. Rao's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders, Deep Vein Thrombosis

Dr. Elyse C Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Schneiderman's 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). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneiderman takes. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schneiderman is conversant in French.

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

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

Dr. Valentina Macrinici is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Bolingbrook, IL and Glendale Heights, IL. In her practice, Dr. Macrinici focuses on bladder cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Macrinici (or staff) speaks Romanian and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Donald L Sweet, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Donald Sweet's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sweet attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave Dr. Sweet a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Patricia J Madej, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 141
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Madej sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Madej takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Madej (or staff) is conversant in French and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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