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.
The area of West Des Moines, IA has a population of approximately 165,834 people. There is 1 hematologist near West Des Moines, which gives it a ratio of 1 hematologist per 165,834 residents or a ratio of 1 hematologist per 71,151 households. There are 71,151 households in West Des Moines.