Dr. Karen OrtizCruz, MD

Dr. Karen OrtizCruz, MD

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Hematology & Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
38 y/o
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Dr. Karen OrtizCruz, MD is a hematology & oncology specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 5 years. She specializes in hematology & oncology, hematology, and more.Read her story

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers

695 S Dobson Rd

Chandler, AZ 85224
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • AZ Health Concepts

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Dr. OrtizCruz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. OrtizCruz treats Blood Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. OrtizCruz treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. OrtizCruz treats Anemia more than 96% of her peers

Dr. OrtizCruz treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Lymphocytosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. OrtizCruz treats Lymphocytosis more than 94% of her peers

Dr. OrtizCruz treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Dr. OrtizCruz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • von Willebrand Disease

About Me

Dr. Cruz's personal goal is to deliver the best care available for her patients with the understanding that personalized treatment planning in conjunction with utilizing cutting-edge therapy is the best means to achieve this goal.

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

2014
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
Ross University of Medicine
Medical School
2014
2011
2008

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. OrtizCruz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. OrtizCruz

4.7

Based on 12 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr. Ortiz, words can't express this lady. She has done everything in her power to get me better. She is always upfront and open with me. She takes the time to actually explain everything to be and answers any questions I have. I thank her so much for helping me. I would recommend her to anyone anyway of the week. Thank you again Dr. Ortiz!! Sincerely, Colton Norman
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Very professional, takes, the time needed to explain and appointments are always punctual. We have been blessed with Ironwood.
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Everyone has been aboveboard and I have no complaints. Everything was easy from making appointments to checking in. All staff are phenomenal.
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Dr Cruz has been very good to me. My diagnosis seems to be going along well and hopefully will keep on this track. I would definitely recommend Dr Cruz to others.
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Wonderful Dr. What a nice person! The staff was warm, welcoming & treated me with such respect. Dr. Ortiz patiently, quietly & respectfully talked to me, taking her time, & made me understand procedures & tests she was ordering, making sure I understood everything said. When all my tests came back nornal, she was happy, which made me happy. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Ortiz Cruz is very knowledgeable and thorough. She listened to my concerns and before we ran any tests, she explained what she was looking for and when the results came back she explained everything in a way that I could explain to my family. And, she never left me sitting and waiting for her. Always on time! Highly recommend her!!
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My special needs son had been sick for several months and we took him to several Dr's who just treated him for the problem he had at the time, but Dr. Ortiz Cruz took the special interest in him to run extra tests which showed that he has Lymphoma. We are very thankful for her and her devotion to my son and her other patients. She is always available by phone when we have a question and we have no problem scheduling appointments. I highly recommend her!!!
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Dr. Cruz I have reservations about her,she lead my,myself,and my husband to believe my son was well enough to go through a bone marrow transplant,we trust3d her,took her word for value,along with Dr. Costas at Billings cancer center,in Charleston Sv,in 2013 my son went through the transplant adviced by dr.Cruz..my son was giving wrong bone marrow, they knew it wasn't a match,but yet gave him the transplant and studied him as he died,didnt inform us,until it was hours before he was to die. KT.
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Listens well & is willing to look at my serious illnesses .
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AARP
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Accountable Health Plans of America PPO
Aetna
Advantage
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Altec
Ameriben
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Arizona Foundation
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
American Indian Health Plan
Care1st Health Plan Arizona
Mercy Care Plan
Phoenix Health Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Assurant Health
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
AZ Health Concepts
Bankers Life and Casualty
Bashas Benefit Trust
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Concepts
Benesight
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Bridgeway Health Solutions
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Care 1st Health Plan
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Caremore Medical Group
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
City of Mesa Health Plan
Cofinity
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
Compusys
Concentra
Conseco
CoreSource
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
CRS
EBMS
El Paso First Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Galaxy Health Network
Gila River HealthCare
Golden Rule
Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
Health Net
HealthNet
Health Plan of Nevada
Healthcare Connect
HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
HealthChoice
HealthPartners
HealthSmart
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
Integra Physician Network
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
LifeWise
Lovelace Health Plan
Lutheran Preferred
Lutheran Preferred PPO
Magellan Health Services
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Maricopa Health Plan
Maricopa Managed Care
Marsh Affinity Group Services
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MedPartners
MedPartners PPO
MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Meritain Health
MetLife
MultiPlan
One Health
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
PacifiCare Health Systems
PacifiCare Health Systems HMO
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
Physicians Mutual
Pinal/Gila LTC
Prime Health Imaging
Prime Health Imaging EPO
Principal Life
Private HealthCare Systems
Private Small Business Insurance
Prudential
Pyramid Life
SCAN Health Plan
Self Pay
Sierra Choice
Sierra Choice POS
Sliding Scale
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
State Farm
Three Rivers Provider Network
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Veteran Administration Plan
Wausau Benefits
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Worker's Compensation WC
WPS Health Insurance
Yavapai Long Term Care
Zenith Administrators Inc

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