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Dr. David Donald Wright, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. David Wright works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Wright performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Julia A Cogburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
403 South Kings Avenue; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Julia Cogburn's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cogburn is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency.

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Dr. Robert Waide Weaver, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
403 South Kings Avenue; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Weaver, who practices in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Weaver honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Dr. Magda Elkabani Melchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Magda Melchert's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Melchert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.
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