Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD

Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD

Hematology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Ortel is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

1 DUKE MEDICAL CTR

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-8111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Ortel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ortel 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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Specialties

  • Hematology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • 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

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ortel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ortel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ortel to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Ortel'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ortel accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ortel has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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