We found 10 medical oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Grayslake, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Teresa Law works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Law honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Law speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dean G Tsarwhas MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas' areas of specialization are general practice, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. Dr. Tsarwhas is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsarwhas takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Tsarwhas has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Can ... (Read more)

Valerie M Nelson MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL

Dr. Valerie Nelson specializes in general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Matthew Adess practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Highland Park, IL, Glenview, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Adess include gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Adess is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adess completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Neal P Christiansen MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL

Dr. Neal Christiansen's areas of specialization are general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Christiansen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Britt Hanson practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Her clinical interests include genitourinary cancer and melanoma. Dr. Hanson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Melanoma

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Ariel Polish is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Polish's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Anshul B Bamrolia
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 120
Lindenhurst, IL

Dr. Anshul Bamrolia's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Carterville, IL, and Lindenhurst, IL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bamrolia attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Nilesh D Mehta FACP MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 120
Lindenhurst, IL

Dr. Nilesh Mehta's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Mehta takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Weiss Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. Dr. Mehta is open to new patients.

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Dr Ira J Piel MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.56 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
1425 N Hunt Club Road; Suite 301
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Ira Piel is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Piel attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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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.

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