AboutDr. Karen Ballen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Charlottesville, VA, with another office in Boston, MA. She has 29 years of experience. Her specialties include Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine and Hematology. Dr. Ballen is affiliated with University of Virginia Medical Center, Children's Hospital and U Mass Memorial Med Ctr - Memorial Campus. She speaks English.
Dr. Karen Ballen has the following 3 specialties
- Hematology and Oncology
An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.
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- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Adult T-Cell Leukemia-Lymphoma
- Blood Cancer
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Bone Marrow Transplantation
- Chronic B-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Hepatitis C
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Dr. Ballen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University of Virginia Medical Center
1215 Lee St
Charlottesville, VA 22908
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
U Mass Memorial Med Ctr - Memorial Campus
119 Belmont St
Worcester, MA 01605
Mass General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
Umass Memorial Medical Center
29 Years Experience
Dartmouth Medical School
Graduated in 1986
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