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We found 3 hematologists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near Odessa, TX.

Dr. Joel Adam Weinthal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
500 W. 3rd Street
Odessa, TX

Dr. Joel Weinthal practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. In his practice, Dr. Weinthal focuses on sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and bone marrow transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Renuka Borra, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 N Washington Avenue
Odessa, TX

Dr. Renuka Borra specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Odessa, TX. Dr. Borra honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Borra graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Borra completed Dr. Borra's residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Borra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Borra is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Pankaj Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
301 N Washington Avenue
Odessa, TX

Dr. Pankaj Khandelwal works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Odessa, TX. Dr. Khandelwal is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is 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.