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    Ranisa
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    Hi everyone.  New here and thought that this would be a great place to find a new doctor.  I will be moving to the Chicago area and need a new Derm and Oncolgist.  I planning the move soon and want to schedule appointments …….. I know the wait can be long for new patients.

     

    Thanks everyone.

    Hi everyone.  New here and thought that this would be a great place to find a new doctor.  I will be moving to the Chicago area and need a new Derm and Oncolgist.  I planning the move soon and want to schedule appointments …….. I know the wait can be long for new patients.

     

    Thanks everyone.

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      bill58
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      Ranisa,

      I assume you are looking for  a Melanoma Specialist Oncologist.

      The Top ones are:

      Dr. Howard Kaufmann – Rush – Also a Surgical Oncologist and Head of their entire Cancer group.

      Dr. Thomjas Gajewski – University of Chicago

      Dr. Jon Richards – Oncology Specialists – Niles office and Park ridge office.

      There are other Melanoma specialists out of Loyola, Evanston/Northshore hospital and a few others depending on what part of town you are planing on moving.Dr.Bruce Brockstein at Evanston Northshore (Phone 847-570-2515) and Dr.Joseph Clark at Loyola (phone 708-327-3236).  

      Depending on what you need, you may want to check out the clinical trials the Dr. participates in.

      I dont have a dermatologist to recommend.  My oncologist is supposed to have one on staff, but I have not seen them yet.  Am scheduled to get a dermatological review in a few weeks.

      Let me know what you decide.  You can scan the boards to see comments that other patients have had on some of the above doctors.

      Bill

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      bill58
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      Ranisa,

      I assume you are looking for  a Melanoma Specialist Oncologist.

      The Top ones are:

      Dr. Howard Kaufmann – Rush – Also a Surgical Oncologist and Head of their entire Cancer group.

      Dr. Thomjas Gajewski – University of Chicago

      Dr. Jon Richards – Oncology Specialists – Niles office and Park ridge office.

      There are other Melanoma specialists out of Loyola, Evanston/Northshore hospital and a few others depending on what part of town you are planing on moving.Dr.Bruce Brockstein at Evanston Northshore (Phone 847-570-2515) and Dr.Joseph Clark at Loyola (phone 708-327-3236).  

      Depending on what you need, you may want to check out the clinical trials the Dr. participates in.

      I dont have a dermatologist to recommend.  My oncologist is supposed to have one on staff, but I have not seen them yet.  Am scheduled to get a dermatological review in a few weeks.

      Let me know what you decide.  You can scan the boards to see comments that other patients have had on some of the above doctors.

      Bill

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        Ranisa
        Participant

        Thanks for your help Bill.  I think that I am going to shoot for the guy at Rush.  It really does end up depending on my ins. They also have a dermatologist that specializes in melonma at Rush.  Also some melonma program that sounds good.  Have you gone there?

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        Ranisa
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        Thanks for your help Bill.  I think that I am going to shoot for the guy at Rush.  It really does end up depending on my ins. They also have a dermatologist that specializes in melonma at Rush.  Also some melonma program that sounds good.  Have you gone there?

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        Ranisa
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        Thanks for your help Bill.  I think that I am going to shoot for the guy at Rush.  It really does end up depending on my ins. They also have a dermatologist that specializes in melonma at Rush.  Also some melonma program that sounds good.  Have you gone there?

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        Ranisa
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        Thanks for your help Bill.  I think that I am going to shoot for the guy at Rush.  It really does end up depending on my ins. They also have a dermatologist that specializes in melonma at Rush.  Also some melonma program that sounds good.  Have you gone there?

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        Ranisa
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        Have you heard anything about Dr. Julie Moore at Rush?

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        Ranisa
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        Have you heard anything about Dr. Julie Moore at Rush?

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      bill58
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      I have not seen any of the Melanoma Doctors at Rush, but Dr. kaufmann is supposed to e a well respected Melanoma Specialist.

      He is on the top of my list when I need to get a second opinion.

      Lori and Will were seeing Dr. kaufmann.  She spoke very highly of him.

      Good Luck and keep us posted.Bill

       

      Bill

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        Ranisa
        Participant

        I am making an appointment to see him.  I was told that I need to see a derm every 6 months and a oncologist ever year.  With moving I think that it is important to get in right away just in case something pops up I wont be considered a new patient.  Thanks so much for the names.  I also seeing Dr. Arthur Rhodes in the derm department there.  He deals with melonoma and something about a photo check…Photographic Surveillance .  I was pretty interested in it.  I am in the clear.    I haven't posted my story on here.  I think I will. 

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        Ranisa
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        I am making an appointment to see him.  I was told that I need to see a derm every 6 months and a oncologist ever year.  With moving I think that it is important to get in right away just in case something pops up I wont be considered a new patient.  Thanks so much for the names.  I also seeing Dr. Arthur Rhodes in the derm department there.  He deals with melonoma and something about a photo check…Photographic Surveillance .  I was pretty interested in it.  I am in the clear.    I haven't posted my story on here.  I think I will. 

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      bill58
      Participant

      I have not seen any of the Melanoma Doctors at Rush, but Dr. kaufmann is supposed to e a well respected Melanoma Specialist.

      He is on the top of my list when I need to get a second opinion.

      Lori and Will were seeing Dr. kaufmann.  She spoke very highly of him.

      Good Luck and keep us posted.Bill

       

      Bill

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