Joliet Oncology & Hematology
- Hematology and Oncology |
- Internal Medicine |
- Radiation Oncology
- 2614 W Jefferson St Joliet, IL 815-725-1355
Doctors in Joliet Oncology & Hematology
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Joliet Oncology & Hematology when asked is excellent. Joliet Oncology & Hematology has been reviewed by 66 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Joliet Oncology & Hematology as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating cancer in a patient.
These doctors work in concert with other cancer specialists in order to determine the best form of treatment for a specific patient. Radiation oncologists are in charge of determining the correct dose of radiation to be used in treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as the appropriate amount of time that radiation should be administered in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.
- Hematology and Oncology
- Internal Medicine
- Radiation Oncology
- University Of Damascus
- University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
- Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center
- University Of Aleppo
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Illinois
- Health Alliance
- First Health
- Regional Top Doctors
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
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Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing