Ryan T. Merrell, M.D.

Ryan T. Merrell, M.D.

Ryan T. Merrell, M.D.

Profile

Personal Bio

Treatment Philosophy

My treatment philosophy is to be the best listener I can be in order to hear all of the medical and emotional needs of my patients. I also strive to use humor to make the patient experience more relaxed and enjoyable.

Personal Interests

My personal interests include long distance running, tennis, golf, softball, and basketball. I also enjoy reading non fiction, traveling, and going to sporting events.

Conditions & Procedures

Conditions

Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor, Neurologic complications of cancer, Tumor in the Central Nervous System (Brain or Spine)

General Information

Gender

Male

Affiliation

NorthShore Medical Group

Academic Rank

Clinical Assistant Professor

Languages

English

Board Certified

Neurology

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2005

Internship

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, 2006

Residency

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, 2009

Fellowship

Harvard Medical School/Massachusettts General Hospital Cancer Center/Dana Farber Cancer Inst.

Locations

A

NorthShore Medical Group

2650 Ridge Ave.
Kellogg Cancer Center
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.1808 847.733.5137 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
B

NorthShore Medical Group

2180 Pfingsten Rd.
Suite 2000
Glenview, IL 60026
847.570.2570 847.657.5708 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
C

NorthShore Medical Group

2180 Pfingsten Rd.
Kellogg Cancer Center
Glenview, IL 60026
847.570.1808 847.733.5137 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.

Insurance

Commercial Plans - Employer Sponsored
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Aetna Choice POS II
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Aetna Health Network Only
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Aetna HMO
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Aetna Managed Choice
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Aetna Network Options
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Aetna Open Access Aetna Select
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Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna Open Choice PPO
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Aetna Savings Plus
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Aetna Select
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Aetna Sub- Cofinity
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Aetna Sub- First Health
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Aetna Traditional Choice-Indemnity Plan
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago (All Metal Tiers)
Not Available In 2017
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Beechstreet PPO Network
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Options
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Select Value Choice
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue PPO (All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCare Direct (All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueEdge HSA and BlueEdge HCA
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Cigna Exclusive Provider Organization EPO
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Cigna Medical PPO
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Cigna Medical Network
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Cigna Medical Open Access Plus (OAP)
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Cigna Medical Open Access POS
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Cofinity PPO (an Aetna Company)
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Coventry Consumer Choices (C3)
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Coventry HMO
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Coventry POS
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Coventry PPO
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Galaxy Health Network
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Health Alliance HMO, PPO, POS, POS-C
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Health Link HMO
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Health Link PPO
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Health Link-Open Access I, II, III
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Healthcare's Finest Network- FHN 10 & 20
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Healthcare's Finest Network- FHN Platinum
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Healthcare's Finest Network- HFN Community Health Connect
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Healthcare's Finest Network- HFN Community Health Connect Elite
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Healthcare's Finest Network- HFN Community Health Connect Premiere
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Healthcare's Finest Network- HFN-ID
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Humana Advocate Centered EPO
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Humana Advocate Centered HMO
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Humana Choice POS
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Humana Classic Plan (Traditional Indemnity Plan)
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Humana Condell Custom PPO
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Humana COT National POS-Open Access
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Humana Edward- Elmhurst Value HMO
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Humana Edward-Elmhurst Advantage HSA/Choice PPO
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Humana High-deductible plans (HDHP) HMO
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Humana Illinois Coordinated Care
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Humana Level Funded Premium
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Humana NorthShore Complete Care
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Humana Total Health (100 or more employees)
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Multiplan/ PHCS- Health EOS Network
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Multiplan/ PHCS- MultiPlan Complementary
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Multiplan/ PHCS- MultiPlan Shared Savings
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Multiplan/ PHCS- PHCS Healthy Directions
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Multiplan/ PHCS- PHCS Savility
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Multiplan/ PHCS- ValuePoint by MultiPlan
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NorthShore Employee Network
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Preferred Network Access
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Preferred Plan- HealthSmart Get Better
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Preferred Plan PPO
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Stratose- National Preferred Provider Network
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Three Rivers Provider PPO Network (TRPN)
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UniCare HMO
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UniCare HMO Performance Select
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Unicare PPO
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UniCare Travel Access
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United Healthcare Catalyst
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United Healthcare Heritage
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United Healthcare Navigate and Navigate Plus
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United Healthcare Options Non-Differential PPO
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago (All Metal Tiers)
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible
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Ambetter Balance Care 10+ Vision+ Adult Dental
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Ambetter Balanced Care 1
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Ambetter Balanced Care 1+ Vision+ Adult Dental
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Ambetter Balanced Care 10
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Ambetter Balanced Care 2+ Vision+ Adult Dental
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Ambetter Essential Care 1
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Ambetter Secure Care 1 w/ 3 Free PCP Visits
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103 Multi-State Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Plan #'s 101-107; All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred Security PPO 100
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision HMO (Plan #'s 101-103; All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Premier 101 Multi-State Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCare Direct with Advocate (Plan #'s 101-103; All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102 Multi-State Plan
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Coventry $15 Copay; Silver & Gold
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Coventry Bronze $ 20 Copay
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Coventry Bronze $10 Copay Carelink St. John's
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Coventry Bronze $15 Copay Carelink St. John's
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Coventry Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible
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Harken Health - an Affiliate of United Healthcare
Verify physician participation and out of pocket expenses with Harken
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Health Alliance HMO (All Metal Tiers)
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Health Alliance POS (All Metal Tiers)
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Health Alliance PPO (All Metal Tiers)
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Humana Chicago HMOx (All Metal Tiers)
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Land of Lincoln Health Traditional PPO
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United Healthcare Compass (All Metal Tiers)
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Medicaid
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Community ICP
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Cigna HealthSpring ICP
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Community Care Alliance- ICP
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Family Health Network- FHP
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Humana ICP
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Illinicare Family Health Plan (FHP/ACA)
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Illinicare ICP
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Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
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Meridian FHP/ACA Expansion
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Molina ICP
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Medicare Advantage Plans
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Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (HMO)
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Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (PPO)
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Aetna Medicare Advantage Group Plans
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Aetna Medicare Connect Plus (PPO)/PPO Connect Plus
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Aetna Medicare Standard Plan (PPO)/PPO Standard Plan
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Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)/HMO Value
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Aetna Traditional Choice Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Basic HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Choice Plus PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Choice Premier PPO
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Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage HMO
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Cigna-HealthSpring Primary HMO
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Cigna-HealthSpring TotalCare HMO-SNP
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Community Care Alliance Complete HMO-D-SNP
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Community Care Alliance HMO
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Harmony/WellCare RX (HMO)
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Harmony/WellCare-Medicare HMO Plans
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Harmony/WellCare-Medicare Special Needs Plans
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Humana Choice PPO
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Humana Community HMO Diabetes and Heart (SNP Program)
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Humana Gold Plus HMO
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Humana Gold Plus PFFS
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Meridian Medicare Advantage
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Molina Medicare Advantage
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United Healthcare - AARP Medicare Complete
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United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete Access
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United Healthcare- AARP Medicare Complete Plus (HMO-POS)
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United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Focus
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United Healthcare- Medicare Solutions/Medicare Advantage
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Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans
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Aetna Better Health MMAI
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Community MLTSS/LTSS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Community MMAI
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Cigna-HealthSpring MMAI
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Humana MMAI
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Illinicare MLTSS/LTSS
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Illinicare MMAI
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Meridian MMAI
PRIMARY CARE
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Molina MMAI
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Commercial - Individual Plans
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Aetna Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible Savings Plus OAMC PD
Not Available In 2017
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Aetna Savings Plus OAMC PD (All Metal Tiers)
Not Available In 2017
PRIMARY CARE
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago (All Metal Tiers)
Not available for 2017
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible
Not available for 2017
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
HOSPITALS
Ambetter Balanced Care 1
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 1+ Vision+ Dental
PRIMARY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 10
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 10+ Vision+ Dental
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 2
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 2+ Vision+ Dental
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Essential Care 1
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
HOSPITALS
 
 
 
Ambetter Secure Care 1 w/ 3 Free PCP Visits
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Plan #'s 101-107; All Metal Tiers)
PRIMARY CARE
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred Security PPO 100
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Premier 101 Multi-State Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103 Multi-State Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision HMO (Plan #'s 101-103; All Metal Tiers)
Verify PCP Participation
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SPECIALTY CARE
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision Platinum HMO 104
Verify PCP Participation
PRIMARY CARE
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Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCare Direct with Advocate (Plan #'s 101-103; All Metal Tiers)
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Publications

  • History of chickenpox in glioma risk: a report from the glioma international case-control study (GICC).

    Cancer medicine 2016 Jun

    Authors: Amirian ES, Scheurer ME, Zhou R, Wrensch MR, Armstrong GN, Lachance D, Olson SH, Lau CC, Claus EB
    Abstract
    Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a neurotropic α-herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and establishes life-long latency in the cranial nerve and dorsal root ganglia of the host. To date, VZV is the only virus consistently reported to have an inverse association with glioma. The Glioma International Case-Control Study (GICC) is a large, multisite consortium with data on 4533 cases and 4171 controls collected across five countries. Here, we utilized the GICC data to confirm the previously reported associations between history of chickenpox and glioma risk in one of the largest studies to date on this topic. Using two-stage random-effects restricted maximum likelihood modeling, we found that a positive history of chickenpox was associated with a 21% lower glioma risk, adjusting for age and sex (95% confidence intervals (CI): 0.65-0.96). Furthermore, the protective effect of chickenpox was stronger for high-grade gliomas. Our study provides additional evidence that the observed protective effect of chickenpox against glioma is unlikely to be coincidental. Future studies, including meta-analyses of the literature and investigations of the potential biological mechanism, are warranted.
    PMID: 26972449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Approaching a Scientific Consensus on the Association between Allergies and Glioma Risk: A Report from the Glioma International Case-Control Study.

    Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 2016 Feb

    Authors: Amirian ES, Zhou R, Wrensch MR, Olson SH, Scheurer ME, Il'yasova D, Lachance D, Armstrong GN, McCoy LS, Lau CC, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Schildkraut J, Ali-Osman F, Sadetzki S, Johansen C, Houlston RS, Jenkins RB, Bernstein JL, Merrell RT, Davis FG, Lai R, Shete S, Amos CI, Melin BS, Bondy ML
    Abstract
    Several previous studies have found inverse associations between glioma susceptibility and a history of allergies or other atopic conditions. Some evidence indicates that respiratory allergies are likely to be particularly relevant with regard to glioma risk. Using data from the Glioma International Case-Control Study (GICC), we examined the effects of respiratory allergies and other atopic conditions on glioma risk.
    The GICC contains detailed information on history of atopic conditions for 4,533 cases and 4,171 controls, recruited from 14 study sites across five countries. Using two-stage random-effects restricted maximum likelihood modeling to calculate meta-analysis ORs, we examined the associations between glioma and allergy status, respiratory allergy status, asthma, and eczema.
    Having a history of respiratory allergies was associated with an approximately 30% lower glioma risk, compared with not having respiratory allergies (mOR, 0.72; 95% confidence interval, 0.58-0.90). This association was similar when restricting to high-grade glioma cases. Asthma and eczema were also significantly protective against glioma.
    A substantial amount of data on the inverse association between atopic conditions and glioma has accumulated, and findings from the GICC study further strengthen the existing evidence that the relationship between atopy and glioma is unlikely to be coincidental.
    As the literature approaches a consensus on the impact of allergies in glioma risk, future research can begin to shift focus to what the underlying biologic mechanism behind this association may be, which could, in turn, yield new opportunities for immunotherapy or cancer prevention.
    PMID: 26908595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • The Glioma International Case-Control Study: A Report From the Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma International Consortium.

    American journal of epidemiology 2016 Jan 15

    Authors: Amirian ES, Armstrong GN, Zhou R, Lau CC, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Il'yasova D, Schildkraut J, Ali-Osman F, Sadetzki S, Johansen C, Houlston RS, Jenkins RB, Lachance D, Olson SH, Bernstein JL, Merrell RT, Wrensch MR, Davis FG, Lai R, Shete S, Amos CI, Scheurer ME, Aldape K, Alafuzoff I, Brännström T, Broholm H, Collins P, Giannini C, Rosenblum M, Tihan T, Melin BS, Bondy ML
    Abstract
    Decades of research have established only a few etiological factors for glioma, which is a rare and highly fatal brain cancer. Common methodological challenges among glioma studies include small sample sizes, heterogeneity of tumor subtypes, and retrospective exposure assessment. Here, we briefly describe the Glioma International Case-Control (GICC) Study (recruitment, 2010-2013), a study being conducted by the Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma International Consortium that integrates data from multiple data collection sites, uses a common protocol and questionnaire, and includes biospecimen collection. To our knowledge, the GICC Study is the largest glioma study to date that includes collection of blood samples, which will allow for genetic analysis and interrogation of gene-environment interactions.
    PMID: 26656478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Targeted sequencing in chromosome 17q linkage region identifies familial glioma candidates in the Gliogene Consortium.

    Scientific reports 2015

    Authors: Jalali A, Amirian ES, Bainbridge MN, Armstrong GN, Liu Y, Tsavachidis S, Jhangiani SN, Plon SE, Lau CC, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Il'yasova D, Schildkraut J, Ali-Osman F, Sadetzki S, Johansen C, Houlston RS, Jenkins RB, Lachance D, Olson SH, Bernstein JL, Merrell RT, Wrensch MR, Davis FG, Lai R, Shete S, Aldape K, Amos CI, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Melin BS, Bondy ML
    Abstract
    Glioma is a rare, but highly fatal, cancer that accounts for the majority of malignant primary brain tumors. Inherited predisposition to glioma has been consistently observed within non-syndromic families. Our previous studies, which involved non-parametric and parametric linkage analyses, both yielded significant linkage peaks on chromosome 17q. Here, we use data from next generation and Sanger sequencing to identify familial glioma candidate genes and variants on chromosome 17q for further investigation. We applied a filtering schema to narrow the original list of 4830 annotated variants down to 21 very rare (<0.1% frequency), non-synonymous variants. Our findings implicate the MYO19 and KIF18B genes and rare variants in SPAG9 and RUNDC1 as candidates worthy of further investigation. Burden testing and functional studies are planned.
    PMID: 25652157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Germline mutations in shelterin complex genes are associated with familial glioma.

    Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015 Jan

    Authors: Bainbridge MN, Armstrong GN, Gramatges MM, Bertuch AA, Jhangiani SN, Doddapaneni H, Lewis L, Tombrello J, Tsavachidis S, Liu Y, Jalali A, Plon SE, Lau CC, Parsons DW, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Il'yasova D, Schildkraut J, Ali-Osman F, Sadetzki S, Johansen C, Houlston RS, Jenkins RB, Lachance D, Olson SH, Bernstein JL, Merrell RT, Wrensch MR, Walsh KM, Davis FG, Lai R, Shete S, Aldape K, Amos CI, Thompson PA, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Melin BS, Bondy ML, Gliogene Consortium
    Abstract
    Gliomas are the most common brain tumor, with several histological subtypes of various malignancy grade. The genetic contribution to familial glioma is not well understood. Using whole exome sequencing of 90 individuals from 55 families, we identified two families with mutations in POT1 (p.G95C, p.E450X), a member of the telomere shelterin complex, shared by both affected individuals in each family and predicted to impact DNA binding and TPP1 binding, respectively. Validation in a separate cohort of 264 individuals from 246 families identified an additional mutation in POT1 (p.D617Efs), also predicted to disrupt TPP1 binding. All families with POT1 mutations had affected members with oligodendroglioma, a specific subtype of glioma more sensitive to irradiation. These findings are important for understanding the origin of glioma and could have importance for the future diagnostics and treatment of glioma.
    PMID: 25482530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Germline rearrangements in families with strong family history of glioma and malignant melanoma, colon, and breast cancer.

    Neuro-oncology 2014 Oct

    Authors: Andersson U, Wibom C, Cederquist K, Aradottir S, Borg A, Armstrong GN, Shete S, Lau CC, Bainbridge MN, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Lai R, Il'yasova D, Houlston RS, Schildkraut J, Bernstein JL, Olson SH, Jenkins RB, Lachance DH, Wrensch M, Davis FG, Merrell R, Johansen C, Sadetzki S, Gliogene Consortium, Bondy ML, Melin BS
    Abstract
    Although familial susceptibility to glioma is known, the genetic basis for this susceptibility remains unidentified in the majority of glioma-specific families. An alternative approach to identifying such genes is to examine cancer pedigrees, which include glioma as one of several cancer phenotypes, to determine whether common chromosomal modifications might account for the familial aggregation of glioma and other cancers.
    Germline rearrangements in 146 glioma families (from the Gliogene Consortium; http://www.gliogene.org/) were examined using multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification. These families all had at least 2 verified glioma cases and a third reported or verified glioma case in the same family or 2 glioma cases in the family with at least one family member affected with melanoma, colon, or breast cancer.The genomic areas covering TP53, CDKN2A, MLH1, and MSH2 were selected because these genes have been previously reported to be associated with cancer pedigrees known to include glioma.
    We detected a single structural rearrangement, a deletion of exons 1-6 in MSH2, in the proband of one family with 3 cases with glioma and one relative with colon cancer.
    Large deletions and duplications are rare events in familial glioma cases, even in families with a strong family history of cancers that may be involved in known cancer syndromes.
    PMID: 24723567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Intracranial, intra-axial metastatic giant cell tumor of bone: case report and review of literature.

    Clinical neurology and neurosurgery 2014 Feb

    Authors: Shakur SF, Bit-Ivan E, Watkin WG, Merrell RT, Farhat HI
    Abstract
    Glioblastoma (GBM) rarely presents as an infratentorial tumor in adults. The authors present a case of concomitant supratentorial and infratentorial GBM in an adult. A 72-year-old man presented with headache, nausea, vomiting, and lightheadedness. Initial MR images revealed enhancing masses in the right cerebellum and right posterior periventricular region. The patient underwent a suboccipital craniotomy and resection of the cerebellar lesion. Final histopathology was consistent with glioblastoma. The patient went on to receive standard radiation treatment for GBM with concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide. However, the patient experienced clinical deterioration within a few days after starting radiotherapy. He and his family decided to forego treatment and pursue palliative care. The patient expired three months after the initial diagnosis. Autopsy findings supported the diagnosis of GBM with leptomeningeal gliomatosis and involvement of the cerebrum, cerebellum, and spinal cord. The authors review the literature and propose that the pathogenesis of multiple and multicentric GBM may involve neural stem cells within the subventricular zone or could result from tumor dissemination along established CNS routes, such as white matter tracts and CSF pathways.
    PMID: 24438802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Description of selected characteristics of familial glioma patients - results from the Gliogene Consortium.

    European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990) 2013 Apr

    Authors: Sadetzki S, Bruchim R, Oberman B, Armstrong GN, Lau CC, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Il'yasova D, Schildkraut J, Johansen C, Houlston RS, Shete S, Amos CI, Bernstein JL, Olson SH, Jenkins RB, Lachance D, Vick NA, Merrell R, Wrensch M, Davis FG, McCarthy BJ, Lai R, Melin BS, Bondy ML, Gliogene Consortium
    Abstract
    While certain inherited syndromes (e.g. Neurofibromatosis or Li-Fraumeni) are associated with an increased risk of glioma, most familial gliomas are non-syndromic. This study describes the demographic and clinical characteristics of the largest series of non-syndromic glioma families ascertained from 14 centres in the United States (US), Europe and Israel as part of the Gliogene Consortium.
    Families with 2 or more verified gliomas were recruited between January 2007 and February 2011. Distributions of demographic characteristics and clinical variables of gliomas in the families were described based on information derived from personal questionnaires.
    The study population comprised 841 glioma patients identified in 376 families (9797 individuals). There were more cases of glioma among males, with a male to female ratio of 1.25. In most families (83%), 2 gliomas were reported, with 3 and 4 gliomas in 13% and 3% of the families, respectively. For families with 2 gliomas, 57% were among 1st-degree relatives, and 31.5% among 2nd-degree relatives. Overall, the mean (±standard deviation [SD]) diagnosis age was 49.4 (±18.7) years. In 48% of families with 2 gliomas, at least one was diagnosed at <40y, and in 12% both were diagnosed under 40y of age. Most of these families (76%) had at least one grade IV glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), and in 32% both cases were grade IV gliomas. The most common glioma subtype was GBM (55%), followed by anaplastic astrocytoma (10%) and oligodendroglioma (8%). Individuals with grades I-II were on average 17y younger than those with grades III-IV.
    Familial glioma cases are similar to sporadic cases in terms of gender distribution, age, morphology and grade. Most familial gliomas appear to comprise clusters of two cases suggesting low penetrance, and that the risk of developing additional gliomas is probably low. These results should be useful in the counselling and clinical management of individuals with a family history of glioma.
    PMID: 23290425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Brain tumors.

    Disease-a-month : DM 2012 Dec

    Authors:
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    PMID: 23149521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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