Hematology - Blood Disorders
Hematology is the study of blood in health and disease, and a hematologist is a physician who has specialized knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders. Those disorders include problems with the red blood cells that carry oxygen, white blood cells that fight infection, platelets that are an important part of normal blood clotting (coagulation), blood vessels, bone marrow where blood is formed, lymph nodes, spleen, and the proteins involved in bleeding and clotting (hemostasis and thrombosis).
Medical oncologists also treat hematologic disorders. Types of malignancies (cancers) involving the blood system include leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Over the years, there have been significant advances in the treatment of these disorders. As with all types of cancer, your oncologist is the best source of information.
One of the services we provide is an anti-coagulation clinic, also often referred to as a Coumadin clinic, for management of those patients who require chronic anti-coagulation ("blood thinning"). Dr. Randle Adair is a recognized expert in anticoagulation, and he is in charge of this clinic.