Downers Grove Oncologists

in Downers Grove, IL

145
Oncologists are
in Downers Grove

54
Oncologists in Downers Grove
are top rated

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Mary B.
"Standard of care dictates that I should have received radiation on that breast. Dr. Tarnower felt that since the surgeon had removed so many lymph nodes, that radiation could mess up" my arm. A vaild point, I thought at the time. I really felt that I should get the radiation given all that I had read and so I suggested that maybe I should see a radiation oncologist. She told me that I could see every radiation oncologist in town and they would all tell me that I should get radiation. She said that after the radiation, they would be gone and it would be up to her to take care of me and my arm. Seemed a little self serving but I stupidly gave her the benefit of the doubt. About a month later I asked if she could give me a referral for a mammogram and she told me that I don't need mammograms anymore because they are for early screening and I already had bone metastases so no reason to bother with mammograms. It was at that point that I decided I needed another doctor. Since then I have been told that I did not receive complete treatment from her and the breast imaging center that I go to every 6 months for mammograms still has a problem believing that she would tell me not to get mammograms after having cancer in both breasts. Now my tumor markers are on the rise and it could mean breast cancer has come back to the breast that Dr. Tarnower did not think needed radiation. I feel like she figured I had bone metastases so there is no point in doing all these tests because I am a goner. Well, I am still here and no thanks to her. Incompetent doctor.
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Diane W.
"I like everything about them. They are very capable and knowledgeable. They are kind and efficient. The staff is well trained and friendly. They were pretty hard to get into.
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Sara Jane C.
"Oh boy I was impressed with the way I was handled. They were trying to find out if the cancer had returned, there were assorted things they did. Other doctors have examined me and" they can't even find the scars, they have to look real hard to see where he cut because he did such a good job. He's not lengthy, he has a certain kind of bedside manner but he's not lengthy. He fills out the situation for you and offers you options. I can tell from other doctors who have reacted to my surgical area that he is an extremely good surgeon, better than the average. There was no problem. I've known others who have developed infections and there were no problems, it was a fast healing incision. He would tell you when to come back and you wouldn't wait around forever to see him. I would send anyone to him. He handled the whole thing extremely well. He didn't act like oh you poor thing, which you don't need to hear. He even
me a picture and offered you options to chose from. The billing department knows what they are doing, I got my bill and everything else was covered. When they learned I was moving they wrote up a nice letter to prepare people where I went to for my situation.

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Oncology reviews in Downers Grove

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She is an amazing doctor. She pays attention to the patient. Her focus is entirely on the patient, how the patient is feeling and what is going on with the patient. She has a very patient approach to people. She is very professional at first then she becomes more personable. We never had any problem with her and even if she squeezes us in. We are sticking with her and her services.
- LAURA H.
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The staff at Highland Oncology Center has made a grueling, scary process bearable through their attitude, concern and professionalism. Everything went well through a series of 15 treatments lasting up to six hours each with only a couple of exceptions. On two occasions the nurses did not correctly access my medication port, causing great pain, and on one other occasion a third nurse bled on my port when taking off his glove because his cut finger was not properly bandaged. All the other visits went very well; the nurses went out of their way to provide comfort and make the procedure as stress-free as possible.
- Thomas K.
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The first time I met the doctor he seemed ok. He shows me the tools and the screen where I can also watch the procedure and see the inside of my bladder as he goes along. Just a note: a healthy bladder is a beautiful color inside - it looks like another world and it's so amazing.While the scope is looking this way and that - he is explaining what I am seeing - air bubbles, the bladder wall..and then he says, "and you have a cancer tumor right there." WHHAAAAATTT?? I don't expect that news to be delivered like that - just so "matter of factly." Please wait until I am dressed and in an upright position!He removes the scope so I can get dressed and asks me to meet him in his office just next door. I do so, and the next few minutes are a blur - other than it's a small tumor - caught early and will be just a quick removal at an out-patient surgical center. He tells me how the surgery will be performed and I may leave the surgical center with or without a catheter. He asked me if I had any questions (I think) but I just shake my head. He then points to his surgery scheduling folks and says they will take care of me and he leaves.My head is still spinning a little bit but I get my surgical appointment made for Monday
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6th (I would be on vacation that week from work) and leave. I get to my car and text my supervisor to let her know. I am believe I am still in a state of shock at this time but I do make it home.I get home and contact the rest of my family - they are comforted by me telling them that apparently it's no large-scale thing and it's just a quick in/out and on with life.I go on my planned vacation the end of June/first few days of
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. It was glorious with a shadow. It was a lot of travel by plane, car and walking. I went thru Denver, a bit of Canada, Niagara Falls and many New England states in 10 days. I get home and I am exhausted. I have to take 3 resting stops from baggage to my sister's car - so I blame it on the cancer just making me tired. I show up for my surgery and they discover that during my trip I had developed blood clots in both legs and in my lungs! My tumor removal will be postponed until this new mess is cleared up.My bladder cancer surgery was rescheduled to September 15th, 2009. My sister and my daughter were with me and the staff at the surgical center was awesome. I really don't remember much of the procedure because the medications/anesthesia - but it was done. I left there with a catheter and was given a date to return to his office for a follow up and removal of the catheter. I was told that I would have to have a follow up cystoscopy ever few months since bladder cancer has a high recurrence rate. During some of the following scopes there would be times I would wait, "in position" for over 20-30 minutes for him to appear and do the scope. He seemed to be amused by my anxiety at times and I do believe he could be a little more light-handed with the scope as a few times it seemed to uncomfortably jab me. He definitely is NOT a people person. It's like in, out, and off to the next.I was supposed to have a scope this past April but his office called and said they have changed locations and dates where the do the scopes so I told them I would recall and reschedule with them. Unfortunately, I have not done so and have just recently changed my insurance plan so I can pick my own specialists and don't need a referral!I am currently reviewing other urologists and hope to find one that I can be comfortable with.
- Donna C.
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The waiting room is spacious, clean, with plenty of light and not too many out of date magizines. The front office staff is personable; always asking how I am doing.
The nurses who draw my blood are highly skilled and excellent at what they do.The nurses know to wrap my arm over the blood draw site with a self sticking bandage and not to use a Band-Aid.
The exam rooms are of a sufficient size as to not feel boxed in.
Sometimes I have to wait for Dr
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Dr
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reviews my bloodwork at every appointment. We discuss any medication changes,life style choices and any thing else that is relevant.
I highly recomment Dr.
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- RENEE A Z.
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I had this appointment since previous office visit in January. I arrived a little early, was promptly taken from the general waiting room to an examining room, where a staffer handled routine matters such as taking temperature, checking BP, etc. Staffer told me Dr
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would be in, "in a few minutes". about 35 minutes later Dr.
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came in. She was friendly and professional. I needed a new prescription for my hormone therapy pills (down to zero refills). She called it in directly to my pharmacy. She also recommended I buy some OTC Vitamin-D - Calcium supplement pills for bone health. Set up another appointment in an additional 6 months. Discussed medical things I should be doing to help prevent/detect any possible further cancer problems.
- DALE K.
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He is very good. He is willing to give me references to other doctors. He is a pleasant man, who is interested in your total well being as well as your cancer. His office environment is OK. Sometime the University Health System is too big and serves too many people to be really comfortable. There are pros and cons, they do a good job, if you are prepared to wait to be seen, it is good. You don't get any quickies there. When I needed him, he was very available. I don't need to see him often now because I am three years away from my surgery, so I see his nurse practitioner. The chairs are comfortable, which is nice because you have to sit in them for a long time.
- ann V.
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Dr. Yaffee is one of the reasons I stay with
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. He is incredibly intelligent, kind, easy to talk to ... and all 'round great oncologist. Simply put, I've trusted Dr. Y with my life and continue to have confidence in his abilities.
- Meredith R.

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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital

120 N Oak St
Hinsdale

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

3825 Highland Ave
Downers Grove

Advocate Health Center - Sykes Center

2545 S Dr. Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago

Ahealer

409 Senna Ave

Aki and Kroczek Surgical Corp

605 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights

Albain, Dr. Kathy

2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood

All lab tests

5720 W Diversey Ave
Elmwood Park

Altman, Dr. Jessica

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Ariel Polish

120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale

Associates in Internal Medicine

211 E Chicago Ave
Chicago

Bank, Dr. Bruce B

3701 ALGONQUIN RD
Rolling Meadows

Benson, Dr. Al

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Bentrem, Dr. David

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Bergan, Dr. Raymond

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Bergen, Dr. Suzanne E.

25 N Winfield Rd
Winfield

Brandman, Dr. James

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Carolyn Kirschner MD

2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston

Carolyn McCabe

1964 Springbrook Square Drive
Naperville

Center for Advanced Care

1700 Luther Ln
Park Ridge

Chhablani, Dr. Asha

5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago

Chin, Dr. Janet

1801 S Highland Ave
Lombard

Clark, Dr. Joseph

2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood

Connolly, Dr. Mark

2913 N Commonwealth Ave
Chicago

Corinne Rectenwald

430 Warrenville Road
Lisle

Dr. George I. Salti, MD

1801W. Taylor St.
Chicago

DuPage Medical Group

1100 W 31st St
Downers Grove

DuPage Medical Group - 12004 South Route 59

12004 South Route 59
Plainfield

DuPage Medical Group - BreakThrough Care Center

1964 Springbrook Square Drive
Naperville

Dupage Medical Group - Raymond Dr

636 Raymond Dr
Naperville

elite Personal Training

9116 Karlov Ave
Skokie

Elyse Lambiase MD

800 Austin St
Evanston

Fertility & Cryogenics Lab

8635 Lemont Rd
Downers Grove

Flanigan, Dr. Robert C.

2160 S First Ave
Maywood

Frank, Dr. Daniel

1801 S Highland Ave
Lombard

Fung, Dr. Henry C.

1725 W Harrison St
Chicago

George, Dr. Christopher M.

351 Delnor Dr
Geneva

Glenbrook Hospital

2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview

Gordon, Dr. Leo

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Goulder, Dr. Steven

500 E Ogden Ave
Hinsdale

Gradishar, Dr. William

250 E Superior St
Chicago

Gradishar, Dr. William J.

675 N St Clair St
Chicago

Grober, Dr. James S

1000 CENTRAL ST
Evanston

Gynecologic Oncology Specialists at UIHSS

1801 West Taylor Street Suite 1E
Chicago

Hallmeyer, Dr. Sigrun

7900 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles

Halverson, Dr. Amy

676 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Hamad, Dr. Amar

4400 W 95th St
Oak Lawn

Hannigan, Dr. James E.

4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn

Hanson, Dr. Britt E.

2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview

Hawbaker, Dr. Susan

430 Warrenville Rd.
Lisle

Hayes, Dr. John

250 E Superior St
Chicago

Heese, Dr. Curt J.

1336 Basswood Rd
Schaumburg

Heitz, Julian

2011 CHURCH ST

Hematology & Oncology Assocs

676 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Herrmann, Dr. James J.

199 Town Sq
Wheaton

Hollister, Dr. Timothy C.

2900 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago

Illinois Cancer Specialists

396 Remington Blvd, Ste 141
Bolingbrook

Johnson, Dr. Melissa

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Kaklamani, Dr. Virginia

250 E Superior St
Chicago

Katherine Baker MD

7420 Central Ave
River Forest

Kathleen Omerod

430 Warrenville Road
Lisle

Kim, Dr. Karen E.

5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago

Kleinman, Dr. Marlan

9631 Gross Point Rd
Skokie

Kovacevic, Dr. Miroslav

333 Chestnut St
Hinsdale

Krueger , Dr. Barbara L.

4400 W 95th St
Oak Lawn

Kuzel, Dr. Timothy

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Kwaan, Dr. Hau

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Lingareddy, Dr. Vasudha

120 Spalding Dr
Naperville

Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

6800 N Frontage Rd
Willowbrook

Loyola Center for Health at LaGrange Park

321 N LaGrange Rd
La Grange Park

Loyola Center for Health at Orland Park

16621 S 107th Ct
Orland Park

Loyola University Medical Center

2160 S First Ave
Maywood

Loyola University Medical Center

2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood

Lurain, Dr. John R.

675 N Saint Clair
Chicago

Macvicar, Dr. Gary

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Maximum Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.

711 W. Maxwell Street
Chicago

McGee, Dr. Michael F.

676 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Mcmahon, Dr. Brandon J

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Meschi, Dr. Joseph T.

2000 Ogden Ave
Aurora

Methodist Hospital Of Chicago

5025 N Paulina St
Chicago

Michael Warso MD

1801 W Taylor St
Chicago

Mittal, Dr. Bharat

251 E Huron St
Chicago

Moran, Dr. Brian J.

430 Warrenville Rd
Lisle

Mulcahy, Dr. Mary

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Myong, Dr. Ho S.

2000 Ogden Ave
Aurora

Nabhan, Dr. Chadi

7900 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles

Nimeiri, Dr. Halla

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

NorthShore Medical Group - Evanston

1000 Central St
Evanston

NorthShore Univ. Health Systems

1007 Church St
Evanston

NorthShore University HealthSystem

2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston

Northwestern Med Faclty Fdn GYN

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Oak Park Wellness Center

115 N. Marion St.
Oak Park

Obel, Dr. Jennifer C.

2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview

Ortiz, Dr. Robinson

27750 W Hwy 11
Barrington

Patel, Dr. Jyoti

675 N St Clair St
Chicago

Patel, Dr. Kamal

2520 Elisha Ave
Zion

Patel, Dr. Kaushik

1100 W Veterans Pkwy
Yorkville

Philip Bonomi MD

1725 W Harrison St
Chicago

Raheem, Dr. Mohammed A.

1221 N Highland Ave
Aurora

Richards, Dr. Jon M

7900 Milwaukee Ave
Niles

Richards, Dr. Jon M.

1700 Luther Ln
Park Ridge

Robert Rosenbloom MD

1555 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates

Rosen, Dr. Steven

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Roth, Bruce J

777 PRESTON RESEARCH BUILDING

Rush Copley - Oncology - Aurora

2000 Ogden Ave
Aurora

Rush Copley - Oncology - Yorkville

1100 W Veterans Pkwy
Yorkville

Rush-Copley

2000 Ogden Ave
Aurora

Schink, Dr. Julian

250 E Superior St
Chicago

Schink, Dr. Julian C.

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Schink, Dr. Julian C.

250 E Superior
Chicago

Sejpal, Dr. Samir

251 E Huron St
Chicago

Shah, Dr. Neel B.

908 N Elm St
Hinsdale

Shahabuddin, Dr. Nasir

1020 E Ogden Ave
Naperville

Shulman, Dr. Keith L.

6635 Paysphere Cir
Chicago

Sivarajan, Dr. Kulumani M

2614 W Jefferson St
Joliet

Small, Dr. William

251 E Huron St
Chicago

Smoron, Dr. Jeffrey L.

4305 W Medical Center Dr
Mchenry

Stiff, Dr. Patrick

2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood

Stone, Dr. Jay

3166 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago

Strauss, Dr. Jonathan

120 N. Oak St.
Hinsdale

Talamonti, Dr. Mark

2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston

The Dermatology Institute

2155 City Gate Ln
Naperville

Thomas Witt MD

1725 W Harrison St
Chicago

Tsai, Dr. Susan

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Tung, Dr. Rebecca

321 N LaGrange Rd
La Grange Park

University Of Chicago Hospital

800 E 55th St
Chicago

University of Chicago Medical Center

5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago

Venugopal, Dr. Parameswaran

1725 W Harrison St
Chicago

Victoria Kut MD

1870 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville

Vogel, Dr. Nicolas

2525 S Michigan Ave
Chicago

Wayne, Dr. Jeffrey

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Weyburn, Dr. Thomas

525 E Congress Pkwy
Crystal Lake

Williams, Dr. Sybilann

2520 Elisha Ave
Zion

Winter, Dr. Jane

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago

Yao, Dr. Katharine

1000 Central St
Evanston

Yunus, Dr. Saadia

1020 E Ogden Ave
Naperville

Zakarija, Dr. Anaadriana

675 N Saint Clair St
Chicago
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