We found 5 hematologists who accept TRICARE near Marrero, LA.

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Dr. Shibu Varughese, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1620 Belle Chasse Highway; Suite 101
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Shibu Varughese is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Varughese accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Varughese (or staff) speaks Spanish and Malayalam.

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Dr. Nagarajan Chandrasekaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4513 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Nagarajan Chandrasekaran is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Marrero, LA. He graduated from Madras Medical College. Dr. Chandrasekaran trained at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center for his residency. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Robert Marc Kessler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4513 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Kessler, who practices in Marrero, LA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Scott A Sonnier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Scott Sonnier is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sonnier accepts. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Nelly Antoine Aoun, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4513 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Nelly Aoun works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Aoun is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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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