We found 6 hematologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Beaumont, TX.

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Dr. Syed Usama Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
690 N 14th Street; 3rd Floor
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Syed Akhtar is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Akhtar is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He accepts 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. Jay Reggie Schachner, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3070 College Street; Suite 301
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Jay Schachner's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Schachner honors 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. Scott Alan McKenney, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3070 College Street; Suite 301
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Scott McKenney, who practices in Beaumont, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. McKenney is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Robert Rankin Birdwell, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3070 College Street; Suite 301
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Robert Birdwell is a Beaumont, TX physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Birdwell attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Sriinivas Kodali, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3070 College Street; Suite 301
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Kodali is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Beaumont, TX and Port Arthur, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kodali is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Sumalatha Patibandla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3070 College Street; Suite 301
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Sumalatha Patibandla's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Beaumont, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Patibandla is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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