We found 60 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Downers Grove, IL.

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Dr. Rebecca Ann Brooks MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
average rating 4.25 stars (2 ratings)
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Brooks' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and metastatic cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brooks honors. Dr. Brooks studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Rajendran completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajendran takes. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Rajendran has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Kenneth Craig Micetich MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Micetich practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Orland Park, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Maywood, IL. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Micetich completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and breast cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Micetich has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. James E. Ruffer M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. James Ruffer is a radiation oncologist. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Ruffer's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ruffer is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Faaiza Vaince M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Faaiza Vaince practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vaince include oncoplastic breast surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), and breast cancer. Dr. Vaince accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Vaince (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Vaince is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Intraoperative ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
430 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Ariel Polish practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Hinsdale, IL, Glenview, IL, and Gurnee, IL. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polish accepts. Dr. Polish is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Martin K. Nicholas MD
Specializes in Neuro-Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Martin Nicholas practices neuro-oncology in Chicago, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nicholas include brain tumor. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Nicholas is conversant in German.

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Clinical interests: Brain Tumor

Dr. William F. Hartsell M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. William Hartsell's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartsell include radiation therapy. Dr. Hartsell is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Nasir Shahab MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 1.75 stars (1 rating)
430 Warrenville Road; 300
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahab include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shahab is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Stomach Cancer, Blood Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Ronald K. Potkul MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
average rating 4.04 stars (6 ratings)
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Potkul's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. These areas are among Dr. Potkul's clinical interests: fistula, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potkul takes. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Potkul attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Potkul is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), and Palos Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Fistula, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rekha Rani Harting M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Rekha Harting specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harting include lung cancer, breast cancer, and blood disorders. Dr. Harting honors CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Harting attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

James E. Hannigan MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 1.62 stars (2 ratings)
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. James Hannigan's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, lung cancer, and pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Hannigan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hannigan graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Pain Management, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Shelly Lo MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Lo specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Lo has a special interest in genetic counseling, gastrointestinal cancer, and breast cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Lo performed her residency at Albany Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Counseling, Palliative Care, Breast Cancer

Dr. Astrid K. Mack MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Astrid Mack works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. His clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Mack performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Mack is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Howard J. Halpern MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Howard Halpern is a radiation oncology specialist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. He is especially interested in physiology, breast cancer, and tumor. Dr. Halpern is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Breast Issues, Physiology, Breast Cancer

Ruta Rao M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.5 stars (1 rating)
430 Warrenville Rd :; Suite 200
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Ruta Rao, who practices in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Oak Park, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Rao attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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