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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
401 Dr Michael Debakey Drive; Suite 200
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Mohammad Khan is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Henry J Goolsby III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
780 Bayou Pines E
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Henry Goolsby works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Goolsby honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; # S350
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Michael Bergeron practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; Suite 350
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Leroy Fredericks is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Fredericks studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Fredericks honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2770 3rd Avenue; # S350
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Michael Broussard's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Broussard is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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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