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We found 5 hematologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Bagi R. P. Janarthanan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Bagi Jana practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Jana is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Maurice Willis, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Maurice Willis' medical specialty is family medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Willis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Willis is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Jack Bernard Alperin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Jack Alperin's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Galveston, TX. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Alperin attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alperin honors. Dr. Alperin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Barkat S Hooda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Barkat Hooda is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before performing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida, Dr. Hooda attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Dr. Issam Abdelkarim Hussein Alawin, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Hematology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Issam Alawin specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Alawin obtained his medical school training at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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.