We found 36 medical oncologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Chicago, IL.

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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. 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. 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, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Acute Leukemia, Anemia, Chronic Leukemia

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)

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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kircher's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Chicago, IL. She has a special interest in bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant. Dr. Adekola is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Adekola trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice 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

Dr. Shuo Ma, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shuo Ma specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of monoclonal antibodies (mabs), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ma takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ma is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Monoclonal Antibodies, Chronic Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hau C Kwaan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hau Kwaan, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwaan include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwaan honors. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Kwaan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Blood Disorders, Anemia, Bleeding Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victoria P Meucci Villaflor, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2140; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Victoria Villaflor's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Chicago, IL. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Villaflor attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Villaflor's areas of expertise consist of salivary gland tumor, thyroid cancer, and thoracic cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Villaflor is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Salivary Gland Tumor, Thoracic Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Jeffrey A Sosman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sosman's specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. He practices in Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Sosman's training includes residency programs at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sosman has an open panel.

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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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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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