We found 10 oncologists who accept ppoNEXT near Downers Grove, IL.

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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Rajendran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Barrington, IL, La Grange, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Park-Leonard include radiation therapy. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Park-Leonard welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In Dr. Sweeney's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sweeney completed residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Sweeney welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyer include osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rajiv J Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel practices radiation oncology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include radiation therapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Elyse C Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Schneiderman's clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneiderman takes. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schneiderman is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudarshan K Sharma, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sudarshan Sharma sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and clinical trials. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sharma accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald L Sweet, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 210
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Donald Sweet's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sweet attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave Dr. Sweet a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. John A Greager II, Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1263 S Highland Avenue; Suite 100
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. John Greager's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Lombard, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Greager's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greager is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia J Madej, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Madej sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Madej takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Madej (or staff) is conversant in French and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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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