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Dr Jerry X Liu MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Jerry Liu, who practices in Libertyville, IL, McHenry, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu takes. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Liu speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
767 Park Avenue W; Suite 120
Highland Park, 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)
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, 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)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Marisa Hill is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Hill graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hill completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Hill is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr Thomas D Weyburn Jr DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Thomas Weyburn is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Weyburn attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weyburn include thrombophilia (clotting disorders), breast cancer, and lymphoma. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weyburn honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Thrombophilia, Breast Cancer

Valerie M Nelson MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
660 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, 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)
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, 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

Dr Edward Howard Kaplan MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Edward Kaplan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Kaplan is conversant in Hebrew. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorecta ... (Read more)

Dr Elizabeth Chung MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Elizabeth Chung is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). In her practice, she is particularly interested in blood disorders. Dr. Chung accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. Dr. Chung has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Dr Marlon Bram Kleinman MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Marlon Kleinman is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kleinman speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kleinman's office for an appointment.

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Neal P Christiansen MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
660 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, 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 Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Bruce Brockstein's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. He is especially interested in head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brockstein takes. Dr. Brockstein attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Brockstein has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, 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 Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Douglas Merkel works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Evanston, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Merkel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Merkel include breast cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Merkel attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Nicholas Campbell's area of specialization is medical oncology. Dr. Campbell's areas of expertise include lung cancer and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr Michael B Soble MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Michael Soble practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Soble attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soble takes. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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