Blood Diseases | Whittier, CA | PIH Health

Blood Diseases

Find high-quality-care for blood diseases from the hematologists at PIH Health.

What’s a Hematologist?

A hematologist is a doctor with advanced training to diagnose, treat and manage blood diseases and blood cancers.

Conditions We Treat

Get expert treatment of blood disorders and blood cancers, including:

  • Anemia including iron deficiency, sickle cell, anemia of chronic disease, hemolytic anemias and thalassemia
  • Bleeding and clotting conditions including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and abnormal bruising
  • Blood clots
  • Blood platelet conditions including thrombocytopenia and thrombocytosis (primary, secondary)
  • Bone marrow disorders including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myelofibrosis and myeloproliferative disorders
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma, (Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s)
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Platelet disorders including thrombocytopenia and thrombocytosis
  • Polycythemia vera
  • White blood cell disorders including leucopenia and leukocytosis

What to Expect

Meet with a blood specialist to:

  • Diagnose a condition through blood tests and screenings
  • Educate you about your diagnosis and answer your questions
  • Create a treatment plan
  • Refer you to other specialists, if needed

Services & Treatments

Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend:

  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) – Collects and looks at fluid around the brain and spinal cord
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy – biopsy of the bone marrow to help diagnose blood disorders
  • Phlebotomy – Removes blood from the body to lower the amount of red blood cells
  • Chemotherapy – Stop the growth of cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy –Uses high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation to destroy cancer cells
  • Transfusion therapy (IV) – Replace blood cells destroyed by disease or cancer treatment

Clinical Trials

When you receive care at PIH Health, you have access to national clinical trials—with the convenience of staying close to home.

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