Dr. Melissa Larson, MD

Dr. Melissa Larson, MD

Hematology  ·  
Female  ·  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melissa Larson, MD is a hematology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 18 years. She 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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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

very high
more than 98% of peers
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
very high
more than 97% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Larson'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. Larson "Information is the best way to put someone at ease. When they know what to expect, and they trust in you are doing for them, it makes the whole process much, much easier for the patient. The treatment that we have to give for acute leukemia is very intensive. And it can be very taxing on the patient physically, mentally, emotionally. And so I feel that it's my job as the doctor to guide them through this process and try to make it as smooth as possible by giving them as much information as I can about their disease. And then giving them support emotionally - that's probably the most important part of what I do."

2  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease


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3  Procedures

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.


  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Rush University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Larson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Larson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Larson to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Larson'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)

Dr.Larson explained my condition very well and this was a 2nd opinion, she stated the care I received so far was correct, which put me at ease. Then she informed me of a clinical trial going on at Rush in great detail in a way I could understand. At the end she made sure all my questions were...more
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Very thorough, spent a lot of time listening and then explaining my issue and the plan for evaluation and treatment.
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