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Dr. Marcelo Moreira Boek, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Marcelo Boek is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boek attended medical school at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N. Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Martinez-O'Hara works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Brownsville, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Balesh Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 N Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Balesh Sharma is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Brownsville, TX. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5 Waterfront Drive
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Nejemie Alter is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Alter highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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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