We found 5 hematologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Abilene, TX.

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Dr. Hari Krishna Kalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1904 Pine Street; Suite 1a
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Hari Kalla is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Kurnool Medical College, Dr. Kalla performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Anton M Melnyk Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1100 N 19th Street; Suite 1a
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Anton Melnyk's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. For his professional training, Dr. Melnyk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melnyk honors. Dr. Melnyk has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Ralph F Heaven, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1100 N 19th Street; Suite 1a
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Ralph Heaven practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Abilene, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Heaven attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford for medical school. Dr. Heaven is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heaven has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Haris Ali Baig, DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1904 Pine Street; Suite 1a
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Haris Baig is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Abilene, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baig graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1900 Pine Street; Room 2804
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Victor Hirsch practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Hirsch is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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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