We found 5 hematologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Mcallen, TX.

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
101 W. Expressway 83
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Rodrigo Erana is a McAllen, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and pediatric hematology. His clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Erana accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Erana completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Marcelo Moreira Boek, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Marcelo Boek works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boek takes. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Billie Joe Marek, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Billie Marek is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Marek attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Marek has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Suresh Ratnam, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Suresh Ratnam's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Ratnam 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.

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Dr. Guillermo Lazo Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Lazo is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lazo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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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