We found 38 medical oncologists who accept Aetna HMO near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ann Eklund, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Eklund's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; dr. Elizabeth Eklund sees patients in Chicago, IL. Dr. Eklund has a special interest in blood cancers. Dr. Eklund is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Eklund is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Eklund has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Eklund is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Eklund is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers

Dr. Steven Bernard Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Arkes 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Newman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Newman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Michelle Gandica, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2140; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Regina Stein's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, testicular cancer, and pain management. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, Lymphoma, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Kaplan Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jessica Altman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In Dr. Altman's practice, Dr. Altman is particularly interested in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, and anemia. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing Dr. Altman's residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Altman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altman takes. Dr. Altman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Acute Leukemia, Anemia, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniela Elena Matei, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniela Matei is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matei include ovarian cancer, chemotherapy, and endometrial cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Matei is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Matei welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For her professional training, Dr. Matei completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Chemotherapy, Cervical Cancer

Dr. Al B Benson III, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Al Benson works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, anal cancer, and stomach cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benson accepts. Dr. Benson graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Benson's residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Galvin works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acute leukemia and stem cell transplant. Dr. Galvin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Galvin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Stem Cell Transplant, Acute Leukemia

Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 1006
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in metastatic breast cancer. Dr. Cristofanilli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending Sapienza University of Rome for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Cabrini Medical Center. He takes Coventry, Aetna, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Cristofanilli has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. William J Gradishar, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 North Saint Clair Street; Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Gradishar practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Chicago, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gradishar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gradishar is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gradishar's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Nisha Anjali Mohindra, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
675 N Saint Clair; Suite 2100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nisha Mohindra specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Mohindra's areas of expertise include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Mohindra is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheetal Ujjwal Kircher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sheetal Kircher specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kircher's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Kircher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maha Hussain's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Hussain is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hussain's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Leonidas C Platanias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leonidas Platanias' areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Platanias include leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Dr. Platanias's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Platanias attended the University of Patras School of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Platanias (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Greek.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Leo I Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leo Gordon is a medical specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gordon completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stem Cell Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kehinde U.A. Onifade, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kehinde Adekola is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Adekola attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Adekola's areas of expertise consist of bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant

Dr. Sarika Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 21-100; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarika Jain is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include breast cancer. Dr. Jain accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jain welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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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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