Dr. John Showel, MD

Dr. John Showel, MD

Hematology  ·  
Male  ·  
78 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Showel, MD is a hematology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 53 years. He specializes in hematology and medical oncology.

Consultants In Hematology

1725 W Harrison St Ste 1010

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Showel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Urinary Disorders
more than 88% of peers
more than 76% of peers

Dr. Showel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Showel "Francis Peabody many, many years ago said, The secret of caring for the patient is to care for the patient, i.e. care about the patient, be interested in the patient. If the patient isn't doing well, you're not doing well. If the patient is doing well, you're doing better. I'm very comfortable taking care of a variety of different kinds of cancer. And I'm comfortable with patients - just participating in the back and forth that involves making patients feel better and facilitating their care."

2  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

3  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

71  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 6/18/2015
    Amount or Range: $750,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: COOK COUNTY, IL
    State: Illinois
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Presby St Lukes Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Presby St Lukes Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Sloan Kettering Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Showel has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Showel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Showel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Showel to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Showel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Wonderful!! I was 38 years old when I found out I had cancer, rare blood disorder and an aneurysm with no insurance. One hospital was going to transfer me to cook county which I didn't really know about, I had just moved to Chicago. He took me on as a patient knowing all that and I received the...more
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