Hematology is the study of blood and blood disorders. A hematologist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the blood and lymphatic system (lymph nodes and vessels). Hematologists must first undergo training in internal medicine prior to a specialization in hematology. At our practice, all hematologists have also undergone specialty training in medical oncology.
Our medical hematologists/oncologists can:
- Diagnose and treat all types of cancers, including solid tumor cancers and blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
- Diagnose and treat common blood disorders including anemia, bleeding abnormalities, and clotting abnormalities.
- Explain cancer diagnosis and stage (describe the type and size of a tumor and how far it has spread).
- Discuss treatment options including clinical trials
- Collaborate with other medical professionals to determine a comprehensive treatment plan and work closely with your primary care doctor
- Help to maintain the patient’s quality of life by managing pain and other symptoms, or side effects of treatment
- Manage hematologic and oncologic problems during pregnancy
- Help administer IV medications for rheumatologic, neurologic, and/or other medical conditions
- Provide medical guidance through the course of treatment
- Provide resources to connect patients and caregivers to support services