Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna, MD

Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna, MD

Oncology •  Female • Age 76

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. McKenna has more experience with Breast Cancer than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McKenna to book an appointment.


Locations

Southwest Medical Consultants

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(630) 338-0204
Southwest Medical Consultants Sc10458 S Pulaski Rd Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Southwest Medical Consultants

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(630) 338-0204
Southwest Medical Consultants Sc6853 Kingery Hwy Willowbrook, IL 60527
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Dr. McKenna's Reviews

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Dr McKenna is exceptional. Most specialists I've dealt with are a quick, targeted appt that uses what was past along for actions. Dr McKenna takes NOTHING for granted and does an extremely thorough discovery of your entire medical history. She is also no nonsense and if you don't like that type of personality, get over it, because you're going to miss out on one of the most compassionate and skilled Drs you'll ever see.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Kathy in West Chicago, IL – Apr 11, 2018
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This woman is incredible. If you require a heme/onc, you'll go nowhere better than here.
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M.P. in IL – Dec 30, 2017
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My wife saw Dr. McKenna regarding a blood clotting issue. Right from the very first meeting with her, both my wife and I were very impressed by her genuine interest in my wife's condition and her kind hearted approach towards my wife's treatment options. Throughout the course of her treatment, we found Dr. McKenna to be both an expert in her field and a very kind hearted doctor who truly cares about her patients. I have never found a doctor as dedicated as Dr. McKenna. She is awesome!
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Mohammad Siddiqui in Lombard, Illinois – Dec 24, 2017
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Dr. McKenna is a brilliant clinician with a heart of gold. I have been seeing her since 1990. She spends a lot of time with her patients as well searching and researching what will be the best options to treat that individual patient. She is never unavailable to care for her patients.
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Noel Lastauskas in Mpmence, IllinoisI – Nov 26, 2017
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Dr McKenna is quite simply one of the best Docs on the planet. She is extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, and shares latest medical journals with you. For my testicular cancer she wrote to the specialists around the country to the best & latest treatment available. While you often wait in the office to see her, this is a blessing. I know that like the patients before me, I will also get all my questions answered, all new symptoms thoroughly invistegated, and all the care I require.
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Robert Burrows in Glen Ellyn, IL – Nov 25, 2017
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Wonderful physician! Caring and respectful. She takes the time to answer all questions. Extremely knowledgeable. Empathetic. I am very pleased to have chosen her to direct my care.
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Tom James – May 08, 2017
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Dr. McKenna is the most dedicated physician I have ever met in my life. As a medical student, I saw her take more time to analyze each and every one of her patients' cases than any other doctor. She is extremely knowledgable, and up to date on the latest research with a critical eye that discriminates between what is valuable and what is a fad.When I found out my closest friend's grandmother had cancer, I recommended her as that is the first person I would personally go to.I truly look up to her
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Carmen in Chicago, IL – Jun 20, 2016
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Dr McKenna is a brilliant physician with one of the best bed-side-manners I have ever encountered. She is meticulous in her evaluation of your condition and takes the time to know you as a human being. If you are looking for a 7 minute physician, Dr McKenna is not your doctor.
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Cathy in Downers Grove, IL – Feb 06, 2016
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A excellent Doctor, who cares for her patients and staff.
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Ana Liza S. in Willowbrook, IL – Dec 28, 2015
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Dr McKenna is an awesome Oncologist. She Is a medical doctor with excellent practice and a doctor with the HEART. I hope her the BEST! I cannot thank her enough for she is making a DIFFERENCE. That is what life is all about.
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Ana S. in Lombard IL – Dec 28, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Frequently Treated by Dr. McKenna

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. McKenna treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. McKenna treats other conditions, please contact the office at (708) 636-1818.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Dr. McKenna typically treats 36% more often than similar doctors

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Dr. McKenna's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Dr. McKenna accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I have an extensive background in pharmacology, clinical trials, basic science , teaching and running laboratories at University Institutions. I have taught...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1973
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1972
University of Illinois
Fellowship Hospital
1970
Cook Co Hosp
Residency Hospital
1968
Cook Co Hosp
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Polish

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Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Downers Grove, IL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)
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