Dr. Ruth Atkinson, MD

Dr. Ruth Atkinson, MD

Hematology  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
(3)
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Dr. Ruth Atkinson, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

2022 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr

Birmingham, AL 35209

Contact Information

(205) 870-4783

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Tongue Cancer
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more than 66% of peers
Leukocytosis
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more than 60% of peers
Oral Cancer
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more than 56% of peers

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Arkansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Kentucky Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of Kentucky Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Atkinson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Atkinson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Atkinson to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Atkinson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Atkinson accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Atkinson has admitting privileges

Brookwood Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209
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