Dr. Lydia Usha, MD

Dr. Lydia Usha, MD

Medical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lydia Usha, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Usha is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

Section of Medical Oncology

1725 W Harrison St Ste 1010

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Cancer research was the reason that brought me to an academic institution - the ability to treat cancer patients and to do cancer research. That's why I'm here.Many people think that oncology could be depressing. I think it's the other way around. I think it's very rewarding. And what is rewarding for me is that I am with my patients in the often critical times of their lives. We have a very deep relationship and a deep bond that gives me that profound sense of satisfaction and the feeling that I've done everything possible.
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Dr. Usha's Experience

Dr. Usha's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Medical Oncology
  • Board certified in Medical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vulvar Cancer


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  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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.


  • Leningrad State Ph Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Calif Pacif Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Calif Pacif Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Illinois
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Usha has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Usha's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Usha to family and friends
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Usha'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 (2)
Evergreen Park, IL |
Best physician I have ever interacted with. Thank you, Dr. Usha.
in centralia, il |
I highly recommand Dr. Usha and her team. They always give there all and go over and beyond there of call of duty. They make you feel very confident and comfortable despite the situation at hand. They are very understanding and also make sure you understand everything about your treatment plan. I couldn't ever ask for a better person to take care of me because of her and molly and there team gave me my life back and that is something I can never repay her for ever in my entire life.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Usha accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Usha has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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