We found 6 hematologists who accept Aetna Bronze $15 Copay Savings Plus HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Damon Russell Reed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Medical Oncology
601 5th Street S, Suite 302; Box 6580070202
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Damon Reed's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Reed graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Gregory Alan Hale, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; 3rd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hale is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Hale is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency.

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Dr. Stacie Lynn Stapleton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stacie Stapleton is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Stapleton is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Jennifer Lynne Root Mayer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S, Suite 302; Box 6580070202
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Mayer is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Mayer attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Irmel A Ayala, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 Fifth Street South; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Irmel Ayala works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ayala attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She trained at San Juan Municipal Hospital for residency. Dr. Ayala is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
880 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jody Kerr is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerr honors.

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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.