Dr. William Gradishar, MD

Dr. William Gradishar, MD

Medical OncologyMaleAge 65

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Gradishar, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gradishar to book an appointment.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

Nmg - M Daley Wcc Prentice 420520250 E Superior St Ste 4-420 Chicago, IL 60611
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New Patient?
(312) 574-3157

Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Gradishar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gradishar

3.1

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
44.11764705882353%
(15)
4 Stars
8.823529411764707%
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3 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(2)
1 Star
38.23529411764706%
(13)
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While he is not the warmest, most communicative doctor, he is extremely experienced and competent. He cured my cancer and for that I will be forever grateful. I have found him to be warmer as time has gone on and I see him for follow-ups.
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Jun 26, 2020
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I'm reading all of these negative reviews so wanted to share something positive. I have been seeing Dr. Gradishar (and Kelly)for 3 years and have been absolutely satisfied. I appreciate Dr. Gradishar's quiet demeanor which maybe some folks interpret as cold. Our visits are short because (thankfully!), I have been cancer free and there is no need for the visits to linger. In fact, this is the only appointment I know will be on time and I get the care I need kindly and efficiently. Kelly has also been great. I'm not sure what people are expecting from a professional...seems to me, though, that he is not there to be your friend, but rather a competent Doctor who will treat your cancer!
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Oct 22, 2019
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Terrible !!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 20, 2019
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I’m very pleased with Dr. Gradishar and his team. I got 3 opinions prior to my double mastectomies, he was referred by another oncologist as the top oncologist. The office will always return phone calls for any questions I might have.
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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IN – Feb 07, 2019
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I saw Dr. Gradishar 25 years ago for Stage 2 breast cancer and after surgery, radiation and chemo therapy have been incredibly fortunate to be cancer free. He has always been a resource for me even when I wasn’t his patient anymore. I couldn’t recommend this caring, intelligent doctor more.
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
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Oct 31, 2018
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Don't ask any questions and don't expect anything but a cursory. checkbox exam. Dismissive, no compassion or warmth. Typical response to questions is "Why would you want to do that?" He's better off in the research lab. Clearly does not like spending time with patients. I'd rather brush my teeth with a chainsaw than go here.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Jul 14, 2017
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I find Dr. Gradishar to be dismissive and cold. Exams are cursory, get-it-over-with experiences, in which I little confidence that he'd spot anything if something was there. Saying he's not warm and fuzzy is an understatement. He may be internationally known for his research, but his bedside manner and the respect he gives this patient is nil. As soon as you start to ask questions, he shuts down. "Why would you want to do that?" (indignantly) is a typical response to questions. NO compassion.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Oak Park, IL – Jul 13, 2017
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Dr. Gradishar spends absolutely minimal time with patients . He is NEVER available for any urgent situations at all. He treats patients as widgets on a production line that generates him $$$
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Sangeeta in Chicago, IL – Apr 03, 2017
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I too was a bit overwhelmed by my first meeting with Dr. Gradishar. He explained so much in such a direct manner. I think that sometimes comes across as cold, but I can tell you that over 5 years with him, I have come to see the wonderful and knowledgeable doctor that he is. He greats me with a smile and listens to all of my fears and concerns at every appointment. The staff at Northwestern is beyond amazing....especially his PA.
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
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Gigler, E in Bolingbrook, IL – Sep 15, 2016
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I do not recommend this uncaring, arrogant person. He misdiagnosed my cancer and then put the blame on others. He never showed his face when I came in for treatment, so I went to a credible hospital to continue treatment. Gradishar is so busy trying to gain prominence he gave no attention to my case and never apologized for ignoring the pathologist. He should not be allowed to call himself a doctor. If I could post negative stars, I would.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Dee in Chicago, il – Sep 09, 2016
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Dr. Gradishar and dr. Bethke saved my life. Their staff is extremely experienced and confident. Their job is to change the course of a disease that can potentially take your life. Their amazingly skilled. When my life is at stake, experience and confidence means more than friendliness. Which he is a very nice person. If you have cancer like I DID and you want bedside manor , find an excellent therapist.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Alyssa gootee in Palatine, IL – Jul 02, 2016
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I found both Dr. Gradishar and his staff very cold. They were not at all accomadating. They seemed rushed and annoyed everytime I was there. It wasn't a one time occurance and they were so rude at times. I am happy to say that I no longer require their services and if something should happen in the future, I would absolutely not go back to that office.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Jun 07, 2016
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Dr. Gradishar has no bedside manner. He stood by the door most of the short time that he spent with me (10 minutes) like the room was on fire. He also recommended chemotherapy when it was not warranted for my stage 1 luminal A cancer.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Devin McGwin in Arlington Heights, IL – Feb 26, 2016
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gradishar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gradishar treats Breast Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gradishar treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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Secondary Malignancies
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gradishar treats Secondary Malignancies more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Gradishar treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Lung Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gradishar treats Lung Cancer more than 42% of his peers

Dr. Gradishar treats this condition more than 42% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
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Dr. Gradishar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

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(312) 574-3157

Dr. Gradishar accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
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Aetna PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna
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Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UniCare
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UnitedHealthCare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology

Education

1990
University Of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Michael Reese Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Michael Reese Hosp Med Ctr
Internship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. William Gradishar, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-0990.

Does Dr. William Gradishar, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. William Gradishar, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. William Gradishar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gradishar frequently treats Breast Cancer, Secondary Malignancies, and Lung Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gradishar treats.

Where is Dr. William Gradishar, MD's office located?

Dr. Gradishar's office is located at 250 E Superior St Ste 4-420, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gradishar is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)