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Specialties & Research
Dr. Ruth Atkinson, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology.
She has special expertise in 3 Areas, including Anemia Leukemia Low Platelet Counts Low White Blood Cell Counts Lymphoma Multiple Myeloma Myelodysplastic Syndromes Myeloproliferative Disorders Thrombosis and Hemostasis/Blood Clotting, Breast Cancer, and General Oncology Breast Cancer.
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Education & Awards
Dr. Atkinson graduated from Louisiana State University at Shreveport.More Education & Awards
Dr. Atkinson has 3 hospital affiliations:
- Brookwood Medical Center
- St Vincent's Birmingham Hospital
- St Vincents East
Accepted Insurance Plans
Dr. Atkinson accepts these health insurances in at least one office:
- United Healthcare - 15 plans
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama - 5 plans
- Evercare - 1 plan
- Cigna - 4 plans
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