Dr. Howard Safran, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Safran
Accepting new patients

Miriam Hospital Oncology

164 Summit Ave Rm 346 Providence, RI 02906

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(401) 793-2920

Dr. Howard Safran, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Safran has more experience with Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston U, School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Newport Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Safran to book an appointment.


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Dr. Safran accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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Practice Areas

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safran treats Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Safran treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Blood Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safran treats Blood Disorders more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Safran treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Bleeding Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safran treats Bleeding Disorders more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Safran treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Safran's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • 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
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease

Dr. Safran's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Safran

4.8

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
4.761904761904762%
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He is a wonderful doctor always has a smile and takes the time to explain everything to you he is our hero saved my husbands life a few times by catching the cancer early he will always have a special place in our hearts dont ever change Dr. Safran your the greatest
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norman and debra morin – Feb 16, 2020
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He is a wonderfully upbeat man and extremely attentive.
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Oct 29, 2019
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Dr. Safran treated my mother for liver cancer. He is extremely knowledgeable and very nice. Treating the elderly isnt easy - he does a wonderful job.
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Mar 22, 2019
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He was amazing with my father. He had no problem that there was always someone in with my father, sometimes two of us. He was amazing with all of us. He was blunt but compassionate. He didn't sugar coat things, but was always honest and kind when talking to us about things. He even gave us his own opinion if it was him what he would do. He even re-evaluated his own opinion when it seemed the chemo and radiation did it's job.
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Cumberland – Jan 20, 2019
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Dr. Safran is a wonderful oncologist. He has extensive expertise in pancreatic cancer, which I'm being treated for. He is very thoughtful and kind and takes the time necessary to explain treatment options. I opted for a clinical trial he is in charge of. I've been very happy with both Dr. Safran and the RI Cancer Center in East Greenwich.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Safran, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Safran has more experience with Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston U, School ...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

Boston University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Boston University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Boston University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1987
Boston U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Miriam Hospital Oncology

Miriam Hospital Oncology164 Summit Ave Rm 346 Providence, RI 02906
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Newport Hospital

Newport, RI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

The Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)