Other Questions

Other Questions

Does HOC recommend second opinions for medical treatment?

  • You may wish to obtain a second opinion after your diagnosis or before your treatment. This is very common in the medical profession and you are encouraged to gather information to make an informed medical decision.
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Does HOC participate in clinical trials?

Does HOC refer patients to area teaching hospitals for treatment?

  • Our oncologists/hematologists have strong professional relationships with colleagues at major teaching hospitals in the Chicago area and throughout the country. Some Chicago-area hospitals receiving our patient referrals include the University of Chicago Medical Center, Loyola University Health System, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.

Which hospitals do HOC doctors treat patients?

  • HOC physicians have privileges, or the authority to admit or treat patients, at Edward Hospital in Naperville and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove

Is HOC an independent practice or are you affiliated with other healthcare systems?

  • HOC is an independent oncology-hematology practice. Our staff of three full-time medical physicians, 12 nurses, a physician assistant, a nurse practioner and support staff see patients five days a week and on two evenings in two offices.

What is the role of my blood or cancer doctor?

  • Your blood or cancer doctor does not replace the need for your primary care doctor. Our physicians are specially trained to treat your specific cancer or blood disorder and will keep your primary care doctor informed about your care.