James Alfred Wallace , MD

Family Practice - Geriatric Medicine , Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology

(708) 444-2226

Primary Health Oncology
6701 159th St Ste 1
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Overview

Dr. James Wallace is a skilled oncologist with specialty training in geriatrics. He has particular expertise in the treatment of older cancer patients. Dr. Wallace specializes in the assessment of the oldest old (age 85 and up) and frail older patients (age 65 and up with medical problems) who seek help in learning how to manage cancer. He also advises other physicians, helping them choose the best treatment options for older patients who have cancer. Communication is one of Dr. Wallace's top patient care priorities. He believes effective communication is essential in any successful doctor-patient relationship. He is also a teacher with a national leadership conference (Oncotalk Teach) for physician instructors who teach communication skills to junior physicians. Dr. Wallace is an active researcher. He serves as co-director of the Specialized Oncologic Care and Research of the Elderly (SOCARE) clinic at the University of Chicago-a program dedicated to understanding how frailty, cognitive deficits and advanced age affects cancer treatment. Weekly, this clinic sees a diverse population of older patients, offering individual consultation and answering their questions about effectively managing cancer. Additionally, the SOCARE clinic conducts research studies designed to improve the care of the elderly cancer patients. To schedule an appointment with a physician or for more information about our services, call Ingalls Care Connection 24/7 at 708.915.CARE (2273) or book online. Physicians on the Ingalls Medical Staff are "Independent Practitioners" and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 18 Years

Languages Spoken: English , Russian and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: The Robert Larner Md College Of Medicine At The University Of Vermont

Graduation Date: in 2002

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Specialties: Family Practice - Geriatric Medicine , Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS IL PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
  • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • Coventry IL PPO
  • Coventry MO HMO POS
  • Coventry MO PPO
  • Encore Health Network
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • Sagamore Plus
  • SIHO Network
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Wallace's Office Information

Fax: (708) 844-4222
Website: www.comhs.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-4:00 PM
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Sun-

Doctor Wallace's Other Office Information

Monroe Medical
6701 159th St
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-2226

Fax:(708) 844-4222
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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Primaryhealth Oncology
19550 Governors Hwy Ste 3300
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 915-8660

Fax:(708) 895-7591
Website:www.primaryhealth.org
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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