Laura Farrington,DO

DO

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Chicago

4.7 (340 Ratings)

69 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. 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
Jun 2, 2020

5.0

"I LOVE my Oncologist. She will go above and beyond if needed to help me"
Jun 2, 2020

5.0

"I would recommend my Medical Oncologist without hesitation."
May 17, 2020

5.0

"She was very knowledgeable and I love how she made sure that I was comfortable with the decisions being made and how thorough she was with explaining my condition."
May 12, 2020

5.0

"Awesome lady! I really like Dr. Farrington right from the start. The quarterback of my medical team. She took the time to answer all my questions. Her nurse was fantastic too! So was [...]! He was a hoot!"
May 6, 2020

5.0

"Dr Farrington and Dr [...] are phenomenal oncologists. They take their time with me and my family. I'm blessed to have them taking care of me."
May 5, 2020

5.0

"Dr Farrington always answers every question I have with confidence and is very empathetic. She takes her time explaining things to my numerous questions."
May 5, 2020

5.0

"Dr Farringon and [...] are excellent in their treatment and relationship with me."
May 5, 2020

5.0

"Usually I've just had normal follow up visits, but since last [...] I've had some complications. My Medical Oncologist has been honest and forthcoming. She always gives me the best explanations and the right treatment plan for my needs."
May 5, 2020

5.0

"I have 100% confidence in Dr. Farrington. She is honest with me and answers my questions."
May 3, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Farrington and [...] are wonderful."
Apr 5, 2020

5.0

"Super service and they answered you questions"
Mar 27, 2020

4.4

"She was knowledgeable. Kind and called back like she said she would."
Mar 25, 2020

5.0

"Great drs at CTCA"
Mar 21, 2020

5.0

"Best"
Mar 19, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is a gift to my life! she is an incredible Dr. I love her Hirst direct answers to my questions. the treatment she recommended was called " The Gold Standard" for my problems by [...] in [...]when I went there in [...] for a second opinion."
Mar 12, 2020

5.0

"I had *Dr. [...], *Dr. [...], and now *Dr. Farrington all are great doctors."
Mar 11, 2020

2.5

"[...]. However, the new oncologist doesn't seem as caring and is very abrupt in her conversations and doesn't listen without judgment when I ask for support."
Mar 7, 2020

5.0

"She is very knowledgeable and knows exactly what I need to treat this disease. Because of *Dr. Farrington's caring spirit, I will always fight for healing. I want her to always be my medical oncologist."
Feb 22, 2020

5.0

"I love *Dr. Farrington. I feel like I owe my life to her. She is spot on explaining things & not afraid to order appropriate testing."
Feb 20, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is good at remembering her patients and some of the little details of their life."
Feb 6, 2020

3.8

"[...]. I"m still getting to know Dr. Farrington."
Jan 30, 2020

5.0

"Dr Farrington is fair, honest and extremely attentive"
Jan 23, 2020

5.0

"She treats the whole person and there needs. Very positive person. Wants only the best for her clients. Very knowledgeable. Doesn't give up!!!!"
Jan 22, 2020

5.0

"love Dr. Farrington and her nurses"
Jan 19, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is an outstanding oncologist. Compassionate, caring, informative. She takes all the time you need to talk to her and understand whats going on. Number 1 in my book."
Jan 5, 2020

5.0

"I recommend Dr. Farrington every chance i get."
Dec 31, 2019

0.0

"I really want a different dr. I had advanced [.] I'm [...] positive. 3 new spots were found and an ultrasound was ordered. Dr. said she'd see me with the results. She didn't. She had her nurse tell me to wait 6 mos. for another mammogram. She didn't even see me when I came up for a biopsy. (I pushed for the biopsy.) "
Dec 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is very knowledgeable about treatments. After I had more than one allergic reaction (and ER visits as a result) to a new treatment she continues to seek answers from the manufacturer concerning why this treatment went wrong."
Dec 30, 2019

5.0

"Do Farrington was great. She explained everything so we could understand what was going on."
Dec 10, 2019

5.0

"trust"
Dec 10, 2019

5.0

"Feel I am in good hands with Dr. Farrington"
Dec 3, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Farrington is wonderful."
Dec 3, 2019

5.0

"dr. Farrington is fantastic. [...] .Dr Farrington is knowledgeable. She tells me thesituation forthrightly but with compassion. Dr Farrington also listens when I share. I am very pleasedwith her care! "
Nov 26, 2019

5.0

"Great"
Nov 20, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Laura Farrington understood my desire to get diagnosed and treated quickly in order to get on with my life, and she delivered! She was straight-forward with me and answered all my questions and concerns; even when I had questions from home, her staff communicated with me. I can't say enough about the respect and admiration I have for this doctor and I highly recommend her."
Nov 16, 2019

5.0

"I will recommend my doctor to everyone and I do tell people about her and the CTCA"
Nov 6, 2019

5.0

"Wonderful, caring doctor"
Nov 6, 2019

4.4

"Time with her is very fast, about 5 minutes. I wish I had a few more minutes but it's very rushed."
Oct 27, 2019

5.0

"I loved how you gave me a team to work with me and ways of contacting them."
Oct 15, 2019

5.0

"I am very satisfied with my dr. she always leaves me the feeling that she has my health as her first concern."
Oct 10, 2019

5.0

"very positive and caring-up to date on new treatments-concerned with body-mind and soul."
Sep 30, 2019

5.0

"lovely"
Sep 29, 2019

2.5

"After having [...] for 10 years it was not easy to make a change. This is no reflection on my new Oncologist. I just don't like change even though inevitable."
Sep 27, 2019

5.0

"I like my medical oncologist. I miss my previous medical oncologist, [...]"
Sep 25, 2019

5.0

"she is down to earth, informative, caring, and very thorough!"
Sep 25, 2019

5.0

"There are very few guardian angels on this earth and I was so lucky to get one. Dr. Laura Farrington. Amazing doctor."
Sep 24, 2019

5.0

"My oncologist retired and I felt very confident in his care."
Sep 15, 2019

5.0

"Had [...] for treatment and follow up. Now transitioning to Dr. Farrington."
Sep 12, 2019

1.9

"I was highly disappointed in this interaction. I very much feel I was rushed into expensive excessive procedures."
Sep 4, 2019

5.0

"Both my doctors was excellent and caring, they made me feel like I was one of their family members, with love and compassion"
Aug 29, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Laura Farrington is a very caring individual. She always presents in a calming manner which helps keep her patients calm."
Aug 20, 2019

5.0

"I already have recommended her"
Aug 9, 2019

5.0

"Dr Farrington has always made me feel like she truly cares for me."
Aug 7, 2019

5.0

"I have recently recommended you to 2 different families. They have both been there for appointments & are as pleased as I am with CTCA"
Aug 7, 2019

5.0

"Friendly, knowledgeable oncologist."
Aug 6, 2019

5.0

"*Doctor Farrington is outstanding in her knowledge & care of all my conditions."
Aug 4, 2019

0.6

"Dr. Farrington was thorough with explaining my blood work report, and she did have further testing done on me when I mentioned my respiratory issues and lower abdominal issues. [...] Dr. Farrington had me do a sonogram on my ovaries which was a concern for her, but unfortunately never contacted me to let me know the outcome. I waited for almost 3 hours and went to the clinic to ask her nurse what happened, only for the nurse to tell me, everything was fine. [...] She refused to correct her era, she nor her staff never contacted me about my Sonogram results she had scheduled for me to have, Dr. Farrington recommended to send me into pre-menopause, due to still getting a monthly menstral cycle,[...] I felt that was disgusted by her arrogant behavior, and did not like the way she had the audacity to compare her style of treatment for something that took place already and everything turned out fine with me. [...] and is medical team were great to me during my 5 year journey with this disease. Dr.Farrington and her medical team...VERY DISCONNECTED!! "
Jul 31, 2019

5.0

"[...]Dr Farrington is also wonderful. she and her team are very caring. Dr Farrington makes it very clear to call anytime. she is also very thorough. "
Jul 30, 2019

1.3

"She doesn't examine near as in detail as [...] or any of his staff members"
Jul 29, 2019

3.8

"Dr. Farrington is very impressive. I appreciate her going the extra mile to make sure as a new patient, I was being taken care of."
Jul 26, 2019

5.0

"Concerned and cares for all of the client needs. I recommend clinic to everyone."
Jul 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is amazing and I am excited about working with her."
Jul 18, 2019

5.0

"very good. I feel very comfortable with Dr Farrington"
Jul 15, 2019

5.0

"*Laura is fantastic. She's always willing to listen and help with any concerns. I trust her completely."
Jul 12, 2019

5.0

"I already have recommended CTCA to others. My Oncologist and her team are over the top wonderful, caring, kind, compassionate to our concerns. They really care about us, not just me but my husband."
Jul 11, 2019

5.0

"I truly appreciate Dr Farrington and her team."
Jul 9, 2019

5.0

"very caring n passionate"
Jul 9, 2019

5.0

"love my doctor"
Jul 9, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is very thorough and patient centered."