Dr. Alexander Gaitanis, DO

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Hematology | Male

The Oncology Institute of Hope & Innovation 8135 Painter Ave Ste 103, Whittier, CA 90602 Get Directions
(562) 698-6888

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Dr. Gaitanis is actively involved in patient care and is committed to providing compassionate, quality care and improving his patient's quality of life. He finds this part of his work is very gratifying. He works hard to provide his patients access to the best care available and empower them through their treatments by providing them with a clear diagnosis and access to the latest technology, treatment options, support, and clinical trials.Read more

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Dr. Gaitanis received his undergraduate degree from Philadelphia University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He then attended...Read more

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Gaitanis' Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

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  • 2
    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Gaitanis has 2 malpractice claims

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    • Settlement  (12/20/2012)
    • Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: CA. Reported by North Carolina Medical Board INCIDENT LOCATION: SANTA CRUZ, CA PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: alleged failure to properly perform a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, resulting in a hematoma and eventual foot drop several weeks later following a fall in her home while on supratherapeutic levels of full dose blood thinner (Warfarin). I strongly disputed this claim. I retained a well-qualified Hematology/Oncology expert who would have testified that: 1) MD performed the procedure properly and met the standard of care; 2) the patient's hematoma was not the result of any negligence; and 3) a hematoma is a recognized complication that can occur in the hands of the most experienced physician, particularly with obese patients with abundant adipose tissue obscuring all anatomical landmarks. At a mediation of this case, MD agreed to a modest settlement in order to avoid the time and cost of defe
    • State: North Carolina
    • Settlement  (12/20/2012)
    • Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: CA. Reported by North Carolina Medical Board INCIDENT LOCATION: SANTA CRUZ, CA /// PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: alleged failure to properly perform a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, resulting in a hematoma and eventual foot drop several weeks later following a fall in her home while on supratherapeutic levels of full dose blood thinner (Warfarin). I strongly disputed this claim. I retained a well-qualified Hematology/Oncology expert who would have testified that: 1) MD performed the procedure properly and met the standard of care; 2) the patient's hematoma was not the result of any negligence; and 3) a hematoma is a recognized complication that can occur in the hands of the most experienced physician, particularly with obese patients with abundant adipose tissue obscuring all anatomical landmarks. At a mediation of this case, MD agreed to a modest settlement in order to avoid the time and cost of defe
    • State: North Carolina
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Education

  • Medical School
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Univ of Florida
  • Undergraduate School
    Univ Philadelphia

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Hematology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
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  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gaitanis' Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Gaitanis says...

Dr. Gaitanis received his undergraduate degree from Philadelphia University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Bio-Medical Sciences followed by his medical degree. He then went on to complete his Internship and Internal Medicine residency. This was followed by an Oncology/Hematology fellowship at the University of Florida. In addition to his clinical training, he spent a year at the University of Tennessee Department of Medicine as an Internal Medicine physician between his residency and fellowship.

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Dr. Gaitanis' Care Philosophy

Dr. Gaitanis is actively involved in patient care and is committed to providing compassionate, quality care and improving his patient's quality of life. He finds this part of his work is very gratifying. He works hard to provide his patients access to the best care available and empower them through their treatments by providing them with a clear diagnosis and access to the latest technology, treatment options, support, and clinical trials.