Hematology

When something is wrong with your blood, it can affect your overall health. Depend on Essentia's hematologists for expert diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders. We offer a wide array of treatments; and fortunately, even the rarest of blood disorders are treatable.

What's a Hematologist?

A hematologist is a doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases and blood cancers such as iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia, and lymphoma.

What to Expect

If your primary care provider refers you for hematology services, you'll meet with one of our specialists who will:

  • Provide education about your diagnosis and answer your questions
  • Recommend further testing, if needed
  • Explain your options
  • Create a treatment plan
  • Direct you to trusted resources for more information

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.

Conditions

Blood Cancer Care

Turn to Essentia's hematologists for expert treatment of blood cancers, including:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma, including Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

Your cancer care team will include hematology and oncology specialists, as well as nurses trained to administer treatments like chemotherapy. Read more about Essentia’s cancer care services.

Anemia Care

If your blood doesn't have enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin, the cells in your body will not get enough oxygen and you can develop anemia. 

A simple blood test can be used to diagnose anemia. Talk to your primary doctor if you have the following symptoms:

  • Cold hands and feet
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Feeling like you can’t catch your breath
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Pale or yellow skin

Your primary care doctor may refer you to a hematologist to determine possible causes, explain treatment options, and help you manage your symptoms long-term.

Infusion Therapy

If your care plan includes getting medicine or healthy blood cells through an IV, rely on Essentia to provide infusion services in a safe and comfortable environment.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.