We found 5 hematologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Mcallen, TX.

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

Dr. Rodrigo Erana is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and pediatric hematology specialist. He graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is especially interested in cancer. Dr. Erana accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Marek has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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-Diaz is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lazo-Diaz studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Suresh Ratnam sees patients in McAllen, TX. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Ratnam takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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.
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