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Internal Medicine , Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology

Benjamin T. Esparaz , MD

Cancer Care Specialists Of Illinois
210 W McKinley Ave Ste 1
Decatur, IL 62526

(217) 876-6600


Dr. Benjamin T. Esparaz has been a medical oncologist with Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, S.C., since 1989, and is one of its primary founders. He primarily sees patients at our main office at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, but also sees patients at Pana Community Hospital. Aside from seeing cancer patients, Dr. Esparaz has a special interest in seeing patients with clotting and bleeding disorders. In 1980, Dr. Esparaz received his M.D. degree from the University of Santo Tomas Medical School, Manila, Philippines, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Louisville Health Science Center, Louisville, Kentucky, in 1986, and went on to complete a fellowship in Medical Oncology/Hematology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his practice with CCSCI, Dr. Esparaz has been Medical Director of the St. John's Hospice Program since 1996. He was chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur from 1998-2002 and was chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee at Decatur Memorial Hospital from 1995-2002. Dr. Esparaz was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor for the SIU-Family and Community Medicine in 1996. He was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 1999. He currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator for the Central Illinois Community Clinical Oncology Program and serves on several medical committees. He is also serving a two year term as President of the Medical Staff at Decatur Memorial Hospital from 2009-2010.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 42 Years

Languages Spoken: German and Tagalog


Internal Medicine , Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Pana Community Hospital
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital

Education and Training

Medical School
University Of Santo Tomas Faculty Of Medicine And Surgery Graduated in 1980

Main Location

Cancer Care Specialists Of Illinois
210 W McKinley Ave Ste 1
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 876-6600

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Other Locations

Cancer Care Specialists Of Illinois
101 E 9th St Ste 1
Pana, IL 62557
(217) 562-2131

Fax:(217) 756-2625
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Choice Preferred Care
  • Blue Choice Preferred PPO
  • Blue Choice Select PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
  • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • Coventry IL PPO
  • Coventry MO HMO POS
  • Coventry MO PPO
  • Coventry PPO Platinum
  • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance HMO/POS
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  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Illinois HMOx MRF
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO