We found 7 hematologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Syed Hasan Abid, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1609 S. Pasadena Avenue; Suite 2e
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Syed Abid specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Abid's education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital. Dr. Abid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Rectal Cancer, Cancer, Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

Dr. Vu Tran Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 505
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vu Ho's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ho attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ho accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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Dr. John Andrew Peterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 505
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Peterson is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, PET Scan, Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Thoracentesis, MRI, Biopsy, Diagnostic Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pratibha Desai is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. The average patient rating for Dr. Desai is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Diabetes, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5767 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kamath has indicated that her clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue N.; Suite 505
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Diaz's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Diaz include bone marrow aspiration and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Diaz's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Bone Problems, Injections, Chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Richard Alan Knipe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 505
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Richard Knipe works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Knipe attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Knipe average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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