Laura Farrington,DO

DO

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Chicago

4.7 (330 Ratings)

82 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
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."
Jul 4, 2019

5.0

"I was extremely impressed! Information was explained clearly and with a true sense of care."
Jul 3, 2019

5.0

"She's an excellent Oncologist and cares about her patients needs."
Jun 25, 2019

5.0

"Dr Farrington is worth the 5 days travel. She and her staff make me feel comfortable that all treatment including [...] and [...] are coordinated. "
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"We love our oncologist and her team. So caring and pleasant."
Jun 13, 2019

5.0

"[...] I now have Dr. Farrington and I've had my 2nd visit with her. I'm very pleased with her as my Oncologist. "
Jun 9, 2019

3.8

"I like my oncologist but, would like to be able to see her more than once every three months. I like the P. A. that I see [...]"
Jun 3, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Farrinton is awesome"
Jun 3, 2019

3.8

"Dr. Farrington was profession but I miss seeing [...]"
May 30, 2019

5.0

"She is to the point and tries to jump right on the situation at hand."
May 29, 2019

5.0

"excellent"
May 27, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Farrington always metme with a smileand was so positive. she always made me feel all was well when at times I was not feeling very happy."
May 22, 2019

5.0

"I have already recommended to people."
May 22, 2019

5.0

"She is the caring doctor everyone going thru trauma should have"
May 15, 2019

5.0

"My first meeting was reassuring. I felt comfortable with Dr. Farrington very quickly, I welcome her clear direct manner."
May 15, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Farrington is personal and compassionate. She listens well."
May 14, 2019

2.5

"I have had to change oncologist due to staff leaving. I do not feel the connection with my new team that I felt with my old team. My previous team was truly compassionate and concerned with my health and well being. The new team is fake in their sincerity with overly "sweet" and positive interactions. I had learned during this visit that I had further progression in my liver and was no longer eligible for the clinical trial I was in and would be starting chemo. [...] I am doing my part to have faith in my new team, they also need to get to know patients and not just make fakey comments to be positive in a situation that is very frightening to me."
May 8, 2019

5.0

"Awesome"
May 5, 2019

3.1

"I think it is very important that oncologists are trained not to use certain terminology. such as there is no cure, his will come back, etc.if a patient is not asking for those answers it should not be mentioned. These kind of comments can really effect a patient and their family members in a negative way. Causing depression, fear, anxiety, etc for patient and caregiver. it is important that positivity and speaking life over death is a huge in the cancer journey."
May 1, 2019

5.0

"I feel she really cares. She always has a smile and is very welcoming even though I am a nervous wreck and prefer not to be there. I feel at ease with her."
Apr 30, 2019

5.0

"very satisfied"
Apr 27, 2019

5.0

"she is very thorough, approachable & knowledgeable"
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!!"