A hematologist specializes in researching, diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions that affect the blood. Hematologists treat both adults and children with blood-related disorders, such as anemia, bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, and blood cancers.
A hematologist typically:
- Performs a physical exam and asks about the patient’s personal and family medical history
- Orders and interprets blood and genetic tests and prescribes medications
- Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic diseases and conditions that affect the blood including problems with blood cell production, blood clotting, and cancer
- Provides screening of blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia and hemophilia
A hematologist may also be known by the following names: blood disease specialist or blood doctor.
There are 187 specialists practicing Hematology in Santa Monica, CA with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 31 hospitals near Santa Monica, CA with affiliated Hematology specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
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