Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD

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Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ortel has extensive experience in Blood Disorders. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD
563 Stead Bldg 3422 Durham, NC 27710 ()
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Dr. Ortel is affiliated with Duke University Hospital Durham, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ortel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ortel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ortel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 684-5350.

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Ortel is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 26 conditions and procedures

Dr. Ortel
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Bleeding Disorders
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Hypercoagulable State
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
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Dr. Ortel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Dr. Ortel accepts the following insurance:

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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Duke Hospital – Apr 17, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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LaVerne in Danville,VA – Dec 09, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ortel has extensive experience...Read more


  • Hematology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine


Duke University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ortel frequently treats Blood Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Ortel specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD's office located?

Dr. Ortel's office is located at 563 Stead Bldg 3422, Durham, NC 27710. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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563 Stead Bldg 3422 Durham, NC 27710

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Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)