Learn more about Hematology Specialists

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 218 specialists practicing Hematology in Oregon with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 61 hospitals in Oregon with affiliated Hematology specialists, including OHSU Hospital - Marquam Hill Campus, Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.