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. 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.