Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD
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Hematology | Male

Durham Office 1 DUKE MEDICAL CTR Durham, NC 27710 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

I primarily see patients who have a variety of rare bleeding and clotting disorders. I see both older and younger patients and also provide help when patients need to transition to and away from blood thinners. Doctors usually refer patients to me. I try to work with each patient so they understand why they are seeing me and what is going on with their body. I enjoy when a patient can leave my office with a complete understanding of what is going on and what they need to do to get better. As a young child I had bad allergies and spent much time in the doctors office. As a frequent patient I enjoyed spending time around medicine. As I entered college I found that I enjoyed chemistry and that hematology allowed me to combine lab work with patient care.

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Biography

Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Ortel is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Dr. Ortel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Duke Hospital |
After 2 life threatening blood clots, we got to Dr Ortel. He was miraculous. He explained every step of a year long treatment clearly. When that was complete, he then discussed at length my goals and gave me options taking those goals and my quality of life into the mix. His recommendations were spot on, and my family and I couldn't be more grateful. He is an excellent, caring physician who demonstrated genuine concern for me far beyond prescribing a pill.
in Danville,VA |
Dr. Ortel , I'm a long term patient of Dr. Ortel, and I must say he's wonderful, amazing, caring, awesome, and very supported he really cares about his patients and is always there if I need him night or day no matter if I page him he always answer and he's very well manner and respectful after all I'm one of his difficult patient in a good way, I value Dr. Ortel and appreciate everything he has done and doing to make my life better Thank you Dr. Ortel your surely one of a kind #1. LaVerne
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Dr. Ortel's Care Philosophy

I primarily see patients who have a variety of rare bleeding and clotting disorders. I see both older and younger patients and also provide help when patients need to transition to and away from blood thinners. Doctors usually refer patients to me. I try to work with each patient so they understand why they are seeing me and what is going on with their body. I enjoy when a patient can leave my office with a complete understanding of what is going on and what they need to do to get better. As a young child I had bad allergies and spent much time in the doctors office. As a frequent patient I enjoyed spending time around medicine. As I entered college I found that I enjoyed chemistry and that hematology allowed me to combine lab work with patient care.

Dr. Ortel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Hematology
  •  Board certified in Hematology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Hematology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy