Laura Farrington,DO

DO

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Chicago

4.8 (270 Ratings)

68 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
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 occurance. 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. 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
Apr 26, 2019

5.0

"very caring trust her completely"
Apr 24, 2019

5.0

"very professional and caring"
Apr 18, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Farrington & her team are wonderful!"
Apr 11, 2019

5.0

"Dr Farrington is a great Doctor. caring, compassionate, listens to you and I never feel rushed. Awesome person."
Apr 10, 2019

5.0

"Excellent, knowledgeable, & professional."
Apr 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr Farrington has always been very professional and answers questions appropriately."
Apr 8, 2019

5.0

"Sad to see [...] retire. Feel good about the other doctors."
Apr 4, 2019

5.0

"I met Dr. Farrington for the first time on this visit. I found her very personable and look forward to working with her in the future."
Apr 4, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is outstanding."
Mar 25, 2019

5.0

"i can not say enough about what they mean to me .the staff and the doc"
Mar 21, 2019

5.0

"very good"
Mar 21, 2019

5.0

"very knowledgeable on current treatments and options"
Mar 20, 2019

5.0

"my original oncologist just retired and after my first appointment I'm very pleased and confident in my new dr"
Mar 18, 2019

5.0

"ALWAYS WONDERFUL."
Mar 10, 2019

5.0

"I really like Dr. Farrington."
Mar 5, 2019

5.0

"Recommending to all I talk to."
Mar 5, 2019

5.0

"She is awesome!!!!!"
Feb 24, 2019

5.0

"Dr Farrington os the best!!"
Feb 22, 2019

5.0

"I feel very confident with her. She is lovely and friendly and takes time to make you feel cared about."
Feb 20, 2019

5.0

"very friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate."
Jan 31, 2019

5.0

"She shares experiences and listens to me. She has research results to help me in making decisions."
Jan 28, 2019

2.5

"Dr. Farrington is extremely knowledgeable but can be patronizing"
Jan 27, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is so knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, and attentive. She will take the time to explain what I don't understand, even if I request the information several times, instead of rushing me out. I always feel she wants what is best to help my health and that I am not just another patient in a doctor's office assembly line."
Jan 4, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Farrington was always straight-forward and honest with me. She listened to my concerns and provided me with information."
Jan 4, 2019

5.0

"I love my oncologist, *Dr. Farrington - she is knowledgeable, patient, and very helpful."
Dec 28, 2018

5.0

"Since receiving treatment at CTCA, I have had two Medical Oncologists. Both were and is the best Medical Oncologists that I could ever have to assist me with my care."
Dec 27, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is awesome...and so are all of her nurses!!"
Dec 24, 2018

5.0

"Dr Farrington was very good answering all my questions and following up with my medical concerns."
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"I feel I am in the best hands possible here."
Nov 30, 2018

5.0

"She is knowledgeable and caring -"
Nov 21, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Farrington is wonderful!!"
Nov 7, 2018

5.0

"dr Farrington is the best"
Nov 3, 2018

5.0

"I appreciate being a decision-maker regarding my own care. *Dr. F. is awesome."
Oct 31, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is an angel in a human body. we have the utmost respect and confidence in her."
Oct 26, 2018

5.0

"my friend & I are very happy with her. Very thorough"
Oct 24, 2018

3.8

"this is my first time with Dr. Farrington so I believe she will be good. I was with [...] and enjoyed her and her abilities so this is new for me to have another doctor but I'm hoping I will receive the same good treatment. I was thinking about changing hospitals after losing [...] but I'm going to try Dr. Farrington."
Oct 24, 2018

3.8

"I like her. She was markedly more friendly the first time I saw her. On subsequent visits she has been less friendly, doesn't seem to know me from a stranger on the street, and sometimes seems rushed."
Oct 16, 2018

5.0

"I saw the Physicians Assistant and Dr Farrington also came to say hi and answer questions."
Oct 9, 2018

5.0

"Best Doc I ever had"
Oct 9, 2018

5.0

"I really appreciate Dr. Farrington"
Oct 9, 2018

5.0

"Pure Angels all of them"
Oct 3, 2018

5.0

"Awesome!"
Oct 1, 2018

5.0

"Dr Farrington is very knowledgeable and compassionate"
Aug 24, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Carrington is very knowledgeable and I can tell by visiting with her that she knows the latest treatment options. She very pleasant and always takes her time."
Aug 22, 2018

5.0

"She is a answer to our prayers"
Aug 21, 2018

5.0

"wonderful"
Aug 16, 2018

5.0

"everyone is soooo kind"
Aug 3, 2018

3.8

"I think that the communication about total treatment and tests needed could be better. I found out about addional procedures needs through a scheduler and not a doc. Some test results are posted prior to a doc calling and in my case changed the course of treatment. I have medical knowledge so I understood the result but this should never happen. This focused early in my treament and not my last visit"
Jul 27, 2018

5.0

"I was very pleased with my experience with *Dr. Farrington."
Jul 27, 2018

5.0

"All of my questions were well received and answered, along with my son's questions. The doctor was very good at looking at my son, and not me, while she answered all of his questions."
Jul 17, 2018

5.0

"love Dr Farrington!! keep her happy so she never leaves!!"
Jul 17, 2018

5.0

"Awsome"
Jul 15, 2018

5.0

"They are all Angels."
Jul 6, 2018

5.0

"I love Dr Farrington, she listens to what I am saying and then takes the appropriate action which helps ease my fears. she's wonderful!!"
Jul 4, 2018

4.4

"new Dr this time. seemed very nice and up on my care."
Jun 26, 2018

4.4

"I am not complete with my contact with the facility and both encountered with the Oncologist were good"
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"I love my oncologist and have complete confidence in her."
Jun 24, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Farrington builds relationships, trust and involves patient in his/her cancer care. Doctor answers questions or continue to use resources to get you an answer. I AM ALWAYS GREATED WITH A SMILE!"
Jun 20, 2018

5.0

"Sweet personality. I don't think I would be alive today without her. [..] You didn't have a [...] surgeon at that time I felt like I got the best care that was possible. I recommend CTCA to everyone"
Jun 19, 2018

5.0

"definitely"
Jun 19, 2018

5.0

"she is great"
Jun 18, 2018

5.0

"Was very pleased with the attention and thorough explanation we received!"
Jun 3, 2018

5.0

"I like Dr. Ferrington, really seems concerned about my health."
Jun 3, 2018

5.0

"Very down to earth - doesn't make me feel rushed - explains things very well."
Jun 3, 2018

5.0

"IN the past I was very confident in my Medical Oncologist after this last visit I'm concerned about my health."
May 30, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is very compassionate, knowledgeable, and kind. I've had nine oncologists throughout my cancer reoccurrences (This is my third time!) and she is the best one. Hopefully my last one."
May 22, 2018

5.0

"I switched to a new oncologist due to a retirement - I like *Dr. Farrington just as well."
May 17, 2018

3.8

"I met her for the first time - really did not have a followup visit - which I personally think was a mistake. She saw me for the first time this visit and did an intake interview but all my procedures were post meeting her so I received no explanation of any results. I STRONGLY feel a phone call consult should have been scheduled just like you schedule our visits to come. Never got a phone call from her or the PA - that was disappointing. Dr. Farrington seemed pleasant enough and I look forward to working with her - but not huge amount of communication. Which honestly, was a bit of a problem since immediately after my [...] they sent me to a CT scan and then told us to leave with no explanation of what is going on. I realized that the [...] needed to be sent to the Pathology as well as the CT scan but there definitely was a lack of follow up - and as a cancer survivor being told that we found something rare and unusual you are a little concerned as to what exactly does that mean."