Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna, MD

OncologyFemaleAge 77

Dr. McKenna
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Southwest Medical Consultants

10458 S Pulaski Rd Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. She is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus. 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.

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Dr. McKenna is an excellent oncologist/doctor! I would highly recommend her to all! She is so dedicated to her patients and has a great bedside manner. She thoroughly describes all conditions, medications and procedures. To me, she goes above and beyond her call of duty. You will not be disappointed. She’s truly is one of a kind!
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Barbara H – Oct 04, 2021
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Dr. McKenna is the most dedicated, loving, and thorough physician I have had. She fights for her patients and will go to above and beyond to help everyone of her patients. she number one mission is the care of her patients. She is a true blessing.
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Erinn Henes – Jan 21, 2021
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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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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ana S. in Lombard IL – Dec 28, 2015
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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
  • Hindi
  • Polish

Awards

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Dr. McKenna has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McKenna frequently treats Erythropoietin Test, Confusion, and Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McKenna treats.

Where is Dr. Rajalaxmi McKenna, MD's office located?

Dr. McKenna's office is located at 10458 S Pulaski Rd, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. McKenna speaks Polish, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. McKenna's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Erythropoietin Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKenna performs Erythropoietin Test more than 80% of her peers

Dr. McKenna performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Confusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKenna treats Confusion more than 73% of her peers

Dr. McKenna treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKenna performs Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening more than 70% of her peers

Dr. McKenna performs this procedure more than 70% of her peers

Dr. McKenna's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • ENT Cancer
  • Enteritis
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Immunization Administration
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Wheezing

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Dr. McKenna accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Locations

Southwest Medical Consultants

Southwest Medical Consultants Sc10458 S Pulaski Rd Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Southwest Medical Consultants

Southwest Medical Consultants Sc6853 Kingery Hwy Willowbrook, IL 60527
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