Pediatric Hematology

If your child has a blood disorder, rely on the pediatric hematologists at Essentia Health to provide exceptional care. Our pediatric hematologists work in the Erick Peter Person Children’s Cancer Center in Duluth, Minnesota. Some also visit other Essentia clinics in Minnesota to provide care.

What's a Pediatric Hematologist?

A pediatric hematologist is a pediatrician who has completed additional training in hematology. These specialists treat blood disorders in children and teens. At Essentia, our pediatric hematologists are also pediatric oncologists who treat cancer.

When to See a Pediatric Hematologist

Your pediatrician or family medicine doctor will refer you to pediatric hematology if needed. Your child may see us for blood disorders such as:

  • Easy bruising
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Hereditary blood problems
  • Blood cancer

Conditions Treated

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

Conditions

Blood Disorder Care Close to Home

Whether your child has cancer, or a short-term blood problem, help is here. Being in Duluth, Minnesota, also keeps you close to your support system.

Blood Cancer Care

Turn to Essentia's pediatric oncologists and hematologists for expert treatment of childhood leukemia or lymphoma. Read more about Essentia’s pediatric cancer care.

Anemia Care

If your child's blood doesn't have enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin, the cells in the body will not get enough oxygen. This can lead to anemia. 

A simple blood test can be used to diagnose anemia. Talk to your child's primary care doctor if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Extreme tiredness
  • Running out of breath during play or exercise
  • Unusual irritability
  • Pale or yellow skin

Your child's doctor may refer you to a pediatric hematologist to determine possible causes and explain treatment options.

Team-Based Care

Our pediatric oncologists and hematologists work with a team of pediatric sub-specialists. With access to a wide range of children's doctors, you'll get family-centered care tailored to you.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your child's primary care provider for this service.