Learn more about Hematology Specialists and how to choose the right one for you
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 206 specialists practicing Hematology in Louisiana with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 76 hospitals in Louisiana with affiliated Hematology specialists, including Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center and St. Tammany Health System.