We found 6 hematologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 350
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Julie Jaffe is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jaffe is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffe takes.

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Dr. Clara Yeong-Yi Lo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
824 Bay Avenue; Suite 70
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Clara Lo, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Capitola, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Lo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. She is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1669 Dominican Way
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Amy McMullen's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1669 Dominican Way
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Michael Yen, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Yen average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1663 Dominican Way, Suite 210; Suite 210
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Edwards is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Edwards accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1669 Dominican Way
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ghazal Salmasi's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salmasi is a graduate of McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences.

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What is Hematology?

Hematology is a medical specialty that focuses on diseases of the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. Blood flows to every cell in our body and is extremely important to our survival. Problems with the production of blood cells or cancers that affect the blood can be very dangerous. Hematologists treat these and other diseases, such as:
  • Anemia, a low level of red blood cells
  • Low levels of white blood cells or platelets
  • Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia
  • Clotting disorders, such as deep vein thrombosis
  • Cancers of the blood, such as leukemia and lymphoma

To diagnose a blood disorder, hematologists may look at the blood under a microscope in a procedure called a blood smear. They may order a lab test of the blood called a complete blood count. This test measures the levels of red and white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin in your blood. They may do lab tests to measure the levels of proteins in your blood needed for bleeding and clotting. They may even do a bone marrow biopsy to check a small sample of bone marrow for problems in how blood is being produced.

A hematologist may work with all kinds of patients. Specialized hematologists called pediatric hematologists work only with children. All hematologists work to diagnose disease and prescribe treatments in order to care for their patients. They also work with general practice physicians, pediatricians, oncologists, transplant specialists, and others to guide treatment. Healing any problems with your blood is the first step towards your whole body feeling better.