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Dr. Ruth Atkinson, MD

Hematology ·  Female · Age 65

Dr. Atkinson

Alabama Oncology, Birmingham, AL

2022 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr Birmingham, AL 35209

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Dr. Ruth Atkinson, MD is a hematology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport in 1980 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.


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Dr. Atkinson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Tongue Cancer
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Dr. Atkinson treats Tongue Cancer more than 68% of her peers

Dr. Atkinson treats this condition more than 68% of her peers

Leukocytosis
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Dr. Atkinson treats Leukocytosis more than 63% of her peers

Dr. Atkinson treats this condition more than 63% of her peers

Pancreatic Cancer
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Dr. Atkinson treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 57% of her peers

Dr. Atkinson treats this condition more than 57% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer

Dr. Atkinson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Coumadin® Management
  • 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
  • Plasmapheresis
  • 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
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ruth Atkinson, MD is a hematology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport in 1980 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Ruth Atkinson is one of the best of the best Hematology and Oncology physicians that I know. Dr. Atkinson was my mother's oncologist for many years. My mother Clara Mae Steele was diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer in the early 90's. Prognosis did not look good as we expected. Dr. Atkinson explained to us professionally what to expect and she also gave us spiritual hope. Life expectancy was 3 months according to past patients. My mother lived 4 good years. Thank you God & Dr. Atkinson!
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