We found 10 medical oncologists who accept Humana HMO near Crystal Lake, IL.

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Dr. Jerry X Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Jerry Liu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Libertyville, IL, Barrington, IL, and McHenry, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu takes. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Liu is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Thomas D Weyburn Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Weyburn's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His clinical interests include thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Weyburn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Thrombophilia, Breast Cancer

Dr. Elizabeth Kc Knight, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Chung is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She works in Libertyville, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include blood disorders. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Chung is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Chung performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Dr. Robert Mandal
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3703 Doty Road; Suite 6
Woodstock, IL
 

Dr. Robert Mandal is a general practitioner, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Elgin, IL, Huntley, IL, and Woodstock, IL. Dr. Mandal takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Alexius Medical Center and Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Michael B Soble, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Soble is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Soble's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Syed Mohiuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. David J Slivnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. David Slivnick practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in blood disorders. Dr. Slivnick accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Slivnick is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Dr. Sandeep Chunduri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Chunduri works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Chunduri honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chunduri's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Alexander Starr
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3703 Doty Road; Suite 6
Woodstock, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Starr sees patients in Elgin, IL, Huntley, IL, and Woodstock, IL. His medical specialties are general practice, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Starr obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Michael K Cochran, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
525 E Congress Parkway; Suite 300
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Cochran is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Evanston Hospital. Dr. Cochran's areas of expertise include blood cancers, lung cancer, and breast cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Cochran's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer, 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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