We found 59 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near Chesterfield, MI.

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Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 107
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Drelichman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Cynthia Holland Browne, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 103
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Cynthia Browne works as a radiation oncologist in Grosse Pointe, MI, Rochester, MI, and Warren, MI. Dr. Browne's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in holistic medicine, nutrition counseling, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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Edmund Joseph Kowalchick Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
15 Mile Road; 15715
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Edmund Kowalchick is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Clinton Township, MI. He trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise consist of diabetic foot ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. Dr. Kowalchick accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kowalchick is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, X-Rays

Stefano Matthew Militello
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 204
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Stefano Militello works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Militello's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, cryosurgery, and laser surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Militello takes. He trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, X-Rays

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 101
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Provenzano is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Shelby Township, MI, East China, MI, and Roseville, MI. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Provenzano is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Provenzano's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Thomas Carl Hosey
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
253 South Gratiot Avenue
Mount Clemens, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Hosey practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry in Clinton Township, MI, Sterling Heights, MI, and Mount Clemens, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Hosey include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Providence Health System. His training includes residency programs at Harrison Community Hospital and St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hosey takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Sherilyn Josephine Russell, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Endocrinology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 131
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Sherilyn Russell is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Russell attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Russell's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and pregnancy. She honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Russell's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Sarabjit S Neelam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17700 23 Mile Road; Suite 250
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Sarabjit Neelam specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sterling Heights, MI and Macomb, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neelam include holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Dr. Neelam is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Neelam attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Neelam completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Neelam (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Dr. Christopher N Zingas, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45441 Heydenreich Road
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Zingas, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zingas is conversant in Greek. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, bunion surgery, and diabetic foot ulcers. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Zingas attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zingas accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zingas has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Susan J Van Dellen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 203
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Susan Vandellen practices adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, polymyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Vandellen average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vandellen is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Vandellen attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis, X-Rays

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Falk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 306
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Falk practices general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Falk include breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and breast cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Falk attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Falk is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Chad R White, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
Comprehensive Women's Care; 30030 23 Mile
Chesterfield, MI
 

Dr. Chad White works as an obstetrician in Clinton Township, MI, Chesterfield, MI, and Detroit, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of labor and delivery (childbirth), non-invasive procedures, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. White's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. White average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. White takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, Non-Invasive Procedures

Dr. Kami Michele Kefalonitis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 225
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Kami Kveton is a general OB/GYN. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kveton's medical residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Her clinical interests encompass labor and delivery (childbirth) and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Kveton is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Labor and Delivery

Dr. Robert Alan Krasnick, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 407
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Robert Krasnick works as a physiatrist and pain doctor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krasnick's clinical interests include back pain, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and neck pain. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Krasnick performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Neil Thomas Shaw
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 104
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Neil Shaw's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise consist of diabetic foot ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shaw is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He trained at St. John Hospital and Medical Center - North Shores Campus and St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Leonidas Petros Moschouris, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25650 Kelly Road; Suite 13
New Baltimore, MI
 

Dr. Leonidas Moschouris works as a general pediatrician. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moschouris include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and wellness visit. Dr. Moschouris is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Moschouris accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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What is Bloodless Medicine?

For a variety of reasons, some people feel strongly about refusing blood transfusions and blood products. Bloodless medicine is an emerging medical practice that seeks to provide full medical care, including surgery, for these patients without the use of transfusions.

There are many legitimate reasons why a patient might wish to refuse blood products. Perhaps the most well known are the religious beliefs of certain groups, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses. But religious beliefs are not the only reason someone might choose bloodless medicine. Some of these reasons include:

  • Ethical decisions about the limited supply of blood available
  • Patients with rare blood types may not have access to donor blood
  • Fear of receiving the wrong blood type, which can cause a significant allergic reaction
  • Concerns about infectious diseases that could possibly infect the blood supply, such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr, or Mad Cow Disease

When it comes to surgery, bloodless medicine succeeds by increasing the amount of red blood cells a patient produces before surgery, replacing any lost blood with fluids, carefully managing the patient’s health during surgery, and meticulously controlling blood loss so that as little bleeding as possible occurs.

Preparation begins by increasing the number of red blood cells the patient produces, so that any loss during surgery will not be as harmful. Patients may be instructed to eat iron-rich foods, given iron supplements, or given medications to increase their hemoglobin. The least invasive surgical procedures available will be chosen, as they require tiny incisions.

During surgery, patients are often positioned on a slope with their head lowered, to protect their brain from any blood loss. Their blood pressure may be lowered and their body temperature raised to reduce bleeding. They may be given 100% oxygen to help a reduced number of red blood cells carry sufficient oxygen to their body. Modern surgical tools are used that cauterize any broken blood vessels as soon as they are cut, in order to minimize blood loss.

Sometimes, a technique known as hemodilution is used. A portion of blood is removed from the patient at the beginning of surgery and replaced with fluids, diluting the blood circulating within the body. If bleeding occurs during surgery, the blood lost is this dilute blood, and not as critical. After surgery, the pure blood is replaced. In some cases blood that is lost during surgery can also be collected, cleaned, and returned to the patient.

Not all surgeries can be performed bloodless, but most can, including:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Liver transplants
  • Urinary tract surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Brain surgery

Despite all the precautions taken, during any surgery there is the possibility of unexpected hemorrhage. A hemorrhage, or severe episode of bleeding, can be life threatening without the help of transfused blood. Before any surgical procedure, it is important to make a plan with your physicians about what steps you would like them to take, or not take, in case the unexpected happens.

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