Dr. Latha Polavaram, MD

Geriatric MedicineFemaleAge 46

Dr. Polavaram
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Cancer And Hematology Center Of West Michigan

5800 Foremost Dr Se Ste 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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(616) 954-9800

Dr. Latha Polavaram, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Polavaram has more experience with Blood Cancers, Lymphatic System Disorders, and Blood Disorders than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Health Saint Mary's and Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Polavaram to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Polavaram

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Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Polavaram is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Myeloma
Acute Leukemia
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High
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Very High
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Lymphatic System Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic System Disorders specialists.

Dr. Polavaram is experienced in the area of Lymphatic System Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Lymphocytosis
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High
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Very High
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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.

Dr. Polavaram is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Anemia
Bleeding Disorders
Neutropenia
Myeloproliferative Disorders
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High
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Very High
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Skeletal System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.Compare with other Skeletal System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Polavaram is experienced in the area of Skeletal System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Bone Marrow Biopsy
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High
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Dr. Polavaram's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Warts
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neutropenia
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancytopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Polavaram's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Polavaram

3.7

Based on 12 ratings

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I cannot offer enough praise for Dr. Latha Polavaram. She is so very caring, patient and considerate too. She can answer questions to great satisfaction from even the most well informed patients. I feel extremely lucky to have her as my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Larry E Pelton in Grand Rapids, MI – May 26, 2018
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Dr. Polavaram is extremely capable. Her bedside manner is excellent and she is very caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Deb in Ada, MI – Jan 02, 2018
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Dr. Polavaram Is a very great doctor and I just feel honored to have her as my doctor, she takes her time to answer all my questions and has been so very helpful and patient along the way, I couldn't ask for a better doctor. I have a lot of respect for Dr. Polavaram and everyone working at Spectrum Health and CHCWM at Lemmon Holton in West Michigan they have been so nice and helpful with everything throughout this whole process and everything they do for everyone is so much appreciated...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Grand Rapids, MI – Aug 26, 2017
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Excellent bedside manners. Very thorough in explaining ailment condition and treatment options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jane in Grand Rapids, MI – Nov 03, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Latha Polavaram, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Polavaram has more experience with Blood Cancers, Lymphatic System...Read more

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Awards

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Does Dr. Latha Polavaram, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Latha Polavaram, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Polavaram frequently treats Blood Cancers, Lymphatic System Disorders, and Blood Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Polavaram specializes.

Where is Dr. Latha Polavaram, MD's office located?

Dr. Polavaram's office is located at 5800 Foremost Dr Se Ste 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cancer And Hematology Center Of West Michigan

Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Mi PC5800 Foremost Dr Se Ste 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Practice

Cancer and Hematology Centers145 Michigan St Ne Ste 3100 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Polavaram is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Grand Rapids, MI

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital

Big Rapids, MI

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)