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 65 Hematologists practicing in Maine

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