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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3330 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Ebenezer Berko is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Berko's training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
605b Medical Center Drive
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Christine Ince specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Alexandria, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ince honors. Dr. Ince studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
605b Medical Center Drive
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Howard Wold is an Alexandria, LA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Wold accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3330 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Steven Saccaro, who practices in Alexandria, LA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
605b Medical Center Drive
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Bassam Abi-Rached is an Alexandria, LA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Abi-Rached honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, 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.