Laura Farrington,DO

DO

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Chicago

4.8 (181 Ratings)

38 Reviews
Laure Farrington - Medical Oncologist
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A patient is not just a disease. We are not just treating cancer. We are treating a person and using every tool possible to improve length and quality of life.

Location
CTCA Chicago
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school: Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove
Residency:
Internal Medicine – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Fellowship:
Medical Oncology – East Tennessee State University, Johnson City
American Medical Student Association’s End of Life Care – Chicago, IL
Certifications

Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine

Laura C. Farrington, DO, is a medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago. After spending most of her childhood caring for relatives with cancer, she believes she was born to be an oncologist.

“I like building strong relationships with my patients. I also like knowing that I can treat my patients, and improve their quality of life,” says Dr. Farrington.

As a medical oncologist at our Chicago hospital, Dr. Farrington believes in patient empowered care. “To me, patient empowered care means choices. A physician should not just tell a patient what to do, but help the patient decide which path is best for them,” says Dr. Farrington.

Her role as a medical oncologist allows her to form positive relationships with her patients.

“Part of what a physician does is help the patient understand a disease and its treatment. Another aspect of what a physician needs to do is to understand what is important to each individual patient, in order to cater recommendations to their specific needs,” says Dr. Farrington.

Board certified in medical oncology, Dr. Farrington is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Women’s Association, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society for Neuro-Oncology and Connective Tissue Oncology Society.

Dr. Farrington believes that the whole-person approach to treating cancer is what makes CTCA® different than other hospitals.

“A patient is not just a disease. We are not just treating cancer. We are treating a person and using every tool possible to improve length and quality of life,” says Dr. Farrington.

In her spare time, Dr. Farrington enjoys spending time with her young children. She also likes being active and playing sports.

Patient Ratings
The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five- star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient's experience with the doctor involved including comments directed at hospital COVID-19 policies and procedures. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.
About our ratings
May 25, 2021

5.0

"She is great. So grateful for her."
May 20, 2021

5.0

"very informative"
May 20, 2021

5.0

"Informative, personable and time was taken to explain all."
May 19, 2021

5.0

"On the ball and experienced!"
Apr 28, 2021

5.0

"She was extremely knowledgeable. I feel better with her explanation of things."
Apr 28, 2021

5.0

"Really like Dr Farrington. Very comfortable with her & love how knowledgeable & helpful she is."
Apr 26, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Farinngton (spelling sorry) treated me with care and she completely understood that I make jokes in stressful situations and unlike most doctors i have dealt with...rolled with it and made me feel so comfortable! I can't say enough about her."
Apr 22, 2021

3.8

"*Dr. Farrington paid attention to the details. She didn't rush us through our appointments and encouraged us to ask questions."
Apr 22, 2021

5.0

"My medical oncologist is now Laura C. Farmington. She has been an outstanding oncologist also. [...]"
Mar 24, 2021

5.0

"I started from the first beginning recommending them to other people. To me they are the best."
Mar 24, 2021

5.0

"My Oncologist is the best! She listens. And I have felt she does her very best every time. Total confidence in her. That is saying a lot, because I don't have confidence in many people in this world. She has always been attentive when I have called with questions. Simply the best!"
Mar 24, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Farrington has been diligent in dealing with my [...] cancer. She keeps me up to date."
Mar 23, 2021

3.8

"Dr. Farrington listens very well."
Mar 19, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is a very good doctor."
Mar 15, 2021

5.0

"explain things to where I understood"
Mar 10, 2021

5.0

"Dr Farrington is amazing. she has a great team. They are always kind, informative, thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate."
Mar 10, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Farrington and her team saved my husband's life and for that I am forever grateful. He is a loving husband, father, brother, son and papa. She saved our family and gave us hope. We so appreciate all she, AND her team has done for our family."
Feb 25, 2021

5.0

"[...]. My new Oncologist Dr. Farrington is very nice."
Feb 24, 2021

1.3

"i tell her every time i hurt, my bones hurt, this time i told her about skin pain. she pretty much told to find ra dr, she isnt gonna do anythjnh about it"
Feb 24, 2021

5.0

"I love my oncologist team. Can't ask for anything more."
Feb 23, 2021

5.0

"*Dr. Farrington was easy to talk to and answered all my questions. [...]."
Feb 21, 2021

5.0

"the best"
Feb 11, 2021

5.0

"We really liked Dr Farrington, we would love her for his Oncologist. [...]. She said we are welcome back anytime, we thought that was so sweet. [...]."
Feb 3, 2021

5.0

"They took the time to explain and answer my questions."
Feb 3, 2021

5.0

"Very thorough"
Jan 29, 2021

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is a pleasure to work with. She always takes the time to answer questions."
Dec 7, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Farrington is so giving of herself and always makes me feel so comfortable and very well taken care of!"
Nov 18, 2020

5.0

"Just referred my nephew."
Oct 1, 2020

5.0

"I really like the dr. all are very nice."
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"as everything else here I'm just blown away at how great Dr. Ferrington and my team is!!!"
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"I had to have a biopsy and was told I would be informed withing 48-72 hours. I only had to wait 24 hours. I REALLY appreciated Dr. Farrington calling me!"
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"professional and caring"
Jul 24, 2020

5.0

"The oncologist was friendly and explained things clearly."
Jun 30, 2020

5.0

"I trust her"
Jun 24, 2020

5.0

"I do miss Dr. [...], but Dr Farrington always takes the time to sit and discuss my exam and my risk factors especially during this COVID-19 scenario. she is such a wonderful comfort."
Jun 24, 2020

1.9

"I don't feel listened to or heard during our sessions."
Jun 24, 2020

3.1

"I'd like her to be a little more friendly"
Jun 24, 2020

5.0

"I asked for a last-minute test and Dr. Farrington and her staff were able to add it to my labs, even after the blood was drawn. She answered my many questions."