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Elizabeth A. Eklund, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Eklund works as a general practitioner, hematologist, and oncologist. Dr. Eklund obtained Dr. Eklund's medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed Dr. Eklund's residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Eklund's clinical interests encompass blood cancers. Dr. Eklund honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eklund has received professional recognition including the following: 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 has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers

Steven B Newman, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
676 N Saint Clair Street; Arkes 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman is a general practitioner, hematologist, and oncologist in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Newman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

Regina M. Stein, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.5 stars (3 ratings)
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Regina Stein works as a general practitioner, adult hematologist, and oncologist in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Stein speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, testicular cancer, and pain management. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. She is open to new patients.

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

Daniela Matei, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420 Prentice Women's Hospital
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniela Matei is a general practitioner, adult hematologist, and adult oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matei include ovarian cancer, chemotherapy, and endometrial cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Matei speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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

Jessica K. Altman, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jessica Altman specializes in general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology and practices in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Altman include 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. Dr. Altman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altman's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Altman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For Dr. Altman's professional training, Dr. Altman completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

Al B. Benson III, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Al Benson specializes in general practice, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, anal cancer, and stomach cancer. Dr. Benson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received the distinction of 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 Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

William J. Gradishar, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
676 North Saint Clair Street; Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Gradishar's specialties are general practice, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Gradishar obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He has a special interest in breast cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Gradishar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gradishar has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Nisha A. Mohindra, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
675 N. Saint Clair; 17th Floor Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nisha Mohindra works as a general practitioner, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Chicago, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Mohindra is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohindra is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Sheetal M. Kircher, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair; Ste 21-100 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sheetal Kircher is a general practitioner, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Chicago, IL. These areas are among Dr. Kircher's clinical interests: 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 graduated from Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Kircher trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kircher welcomes new patients.

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

Maha H.A. Hussain, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair; Ste 21-100 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maha Hussain's areas of specialization are general practice, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Hussain is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Leo I. Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.75 stars (3 ratings)
675 N Saint Clair; Ste 21-100 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leo Gordon is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult hematology, and medical oncology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include the following: chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Gordon has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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: Stem Cell Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, ... (Read more)

Kehinde U. A. Adekola, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair; Ste 21-100 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kehinde Adekola is a general practitioner, adult hematologist, and oncologist in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Adekola graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Adekola is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant

Jane N. Winter, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.93 stars (4 ratings)
675 N Saint Clair; Ste 21-100 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jane Winter's areas of specialization are general practice, adult hematology, and medical oncology. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Winter's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: hodgkin's lymphoma and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winter accepts. Dr. Winter has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma

Shuo Ma, MD, PHD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shuo Ma is a general practitioner, adult hematologist, and adult oncologist. Dr. Ma studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise consist of monoclonal antibodies (mabs), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Ma's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Hau Kwaan is a general practitioner, adult hematologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Kwaan speaks Cantonese. He is especially interested in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kwaan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna.

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

Lisa E. Flaum, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Flaum is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology. She has a special interest in breast cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Flaum attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Flaum is accepting 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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