The facts about metastatic melanoma, a serious skin cancer, including signs, symptoms & what happens to the body in each stage of cancer.
- Birth Control Facts about birth control to help decide which type is right for you.
- Lung Cancer Get lung cancer facts, including risk for developing it.
- Metastatic Melanoma The facts about metastatic melanoma, a serious skin cancer.
- Skin Cancer Get the facts about skin cancer, including the types and symptoms.
- Type 2 Diabetes Basic facts about type 2 diabetes & risk factors to be aware of.
- Breast Cancer Breast cancer facts, including risks for developing it.
- COPD Get the facts about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including symptoms and complications.
- Cancer Get the facts you need about cancer.
- Chemotherapy A breakdown of the types of chemotherapy & potential side effects.
- Diabetic Macular Edema Facts about diabetic macular edema, including the different types.
- View All Care Guides Prepare for your next visit with our extensive library of Care Guides
About Dr. Michael Preodor
Dr. Michael Preodor, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Preodor is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, OSF St Joseph Medical Center and Resurrection Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Preodor has the following 3 specialties
- Hematology and Oncology
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.
- Internal Medicine
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.
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
- Blood Cancer
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Palliative Care
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
Showing 4 of 4
I have known Dr Preodor for over 15 years, and know him to be one of the most caring, creative, brilliant,problem solving doctors I have ever worked with. He brought changes to my meds that dramatically improved my life, and he continues to do so to this day. His ability to solve the heart of the problem is unparalleled, and his wit, integrity and kindness make him one of the very best docs I have met - anywhere. I feel very blessed to have been referred to him. .
Dr Michael Preodor is one of the single best physicians I have ever been blessed to have care for me. He is both an outstanidng diagnostician and knowledgable doc, he is alos one of the most caring, thoughtful, hard workign doctors I have ever met. He made decisions in treating me that improved my quality of life immensely- and that of my family. He pays attention to al the needs of hte situation, and used both his knowledge of medicine and of hte situaiton to recommend a reasonable approach to the issue. A gentleman, a scholar, and a superb doctor!!
Dr. Preodor greets you with a big toothy smile, store bought haircut and shiny gold watch. He is truly one of the worst MDs I have had the displeasure of working with. He immediately dismissed my intervention ideas because he didn't believe in them (even though they are backed by evidence based research (TENS unit, look it up on google buddy)). He did a great job of confusing and irritating my family member undergoing a difficult procedure, and he was poorly prepared for the consultations with my family member on all occasions. He never addressed the pain medication regimen although he said he would, and I swear to God he has early onset dementia. If you have Dr. Preodor on consult, refuse his services at all costs. The janitor at the hospital would probably be more effective than this MD.
Dr. Preodor is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Merit Lincoln Park LLC
Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center
St Joseph Hospital-Elgin
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Advocate Hope Childrens Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital, Resurrection Hlth Cr
Holy Family Medical Center
St Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center-Claremont Ca
43 Years Experience
Emory University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Dr. Michael Preodor accepts the following insurance providers.
- View by Location
Locations & DirectionsNORTHWESTERN MEDICAL GROUP, 676 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL
Take a minute to learn about Dr. Michael Preodor in this video.
Dr. Michael Preodor is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Chicago, IL.