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Internist, Hematology Specialist, Oncology Specialist (cancer)
31 years of experience

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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 15 areas:
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chronic B-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma (Cancer of Plasma Cells)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders

Education & Awards

Dr. Atkinson graduated from Louisiana State University at Shreveport.


Dr. Atkinson has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • Brookwood Medical Center 
  • St Vincent's Birmingham Hospital 
  • St Vincents East 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Ruth C Atkinson MD is a female Internist, has 31 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology.
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Dr. Ruth Atkinson practices Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology near Birmingham, AL.
See Birmingham Internists, Birmingham Hematologists, and Birmingham Oncologists.