Alexander Hantel, MD

System Medical Director
Hematology & Oncology
Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital; Edward Hospital
English, Russian
Clinical Interests:
Breast Cancer; Gastrointestinal Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Pancreatic and hepatobiliary (liver) malignancies; General oncology

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This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

As an oncologist, I see patients who are often facing the most serious health issue of their lives. It is therefore my responsibility to offer them the best medical expertise possible – often with the involvement of many other specialists – but to do so with compassion and empathy. It is important to establish a complete diagnosis, develop an up-to-date and comprehensive plan of care, and then to deliver that care, not only with the best possible professional competence, but with a strong human touch. Responsiveness to a patient’s needs is critical. Time spent waiting for tests or the development of a treatment plan are difficult for patients and families. While some waiting is inevitable, it is incumbent on us to minimize this by continuing to keep our patients informed as we develop a multidisciplinary plan of care.

Education & Credentials

Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago), 1981; University of Illinois Hospital, 1981

Internship: University of Illinois Hospital, 1982

Residency: University of Illinois Hospital, 1985

Fellowship: John Hopkins Hospital, 1988; Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1988; Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1988

Society: Am. Soc. Clinical Oncology; American College of Physicians; Ill. Medical Oncology Society


Hematology & Oncology

Insurance Accepted

Aetna EPO
Aetna NAP
Aetna Medicare Open Standard
Aetna POS
Aetna HMO
All Kids
Aetna Medicare Open Basic
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Advantage POS
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Great West PPO
Great West
HealthLink PPO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Multi Plan
United Healthcare POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Choice POS
Beech Street PPO
Coventry Advantra Freedom PFFS
Coventry Health Care
Cigna Medicare Access
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Corvel POS
Great West HMO
Great West POS
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Choice PFFS
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Humana Choice PPO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Humana POS
Illinois Health Partners
Interplan Hlth Grp(Preferred)
Principal Healthcare HMO
Principal Healthcare PPO
PPO Next
Principal Healthcare POS
United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare Secure Horiz