We found 2 hematologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Sharad Narandas Salvi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4440 W.95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL

Dr. Sharad Salvi is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Salvi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: leukemia and solid tumor. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Advocate Christ Medical Center. Dr. Salvi attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Misericordia Hospital, New York, and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salvi takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Cancer, Anemia

Dr. Ammar Hayani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL

Dr. Ammar Hayani's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He practices in Winfield, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Geneva, IL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Hayani has indicated that his clinical interests include lymphoma and solid tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hayani is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Hayani welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Lymphoma

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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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