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About Dr. Debra A Hanks

Dr. Debra A Hanks, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Porterville, CA, with another office in Delano, CA. She has 30 years of experience. Her specialties include Hematology, Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, Pathology and Cytopathology. She speaks English.

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3 Ratings

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Debra A Hanks is Poor. Dr. Debra A Hanks has been rated by 3 patients. From those 3 patients 0 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Debra A Hanks is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Premier Pathology Laboratories

263 Pearson Dr Ste 108
Porterville, CA 93257
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Premier Pathology Laboratories

1401 Garces Hwy
Delano, CA 93215
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Dr. Debra A Hanks has the following 4 specialties

  • Hematology

    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.

  • Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
  • Pathology

    A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
    Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
    In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

  • Cytopathology

    Similar to what pathologists do, cytopathologists analyze specimens in a lab to help your doctor diagnose your condition. However, cytopathologists primarily analyze cells from tissues, tumors and lesions in order to detect disease, whereas pathologists primarily focus on bodily fluid samples.
    The most common example of this is pap smears, which cytopathologists use to detect and study the precursors to cervical cancer in women. Additionally, they help oncologists detect blood cancers and blood disorders. You can think of all pathologists as a type of lab consultant for doctors. You consult with your doctor and then he or she often consults with a pathologist who uses lab testing to confirm what they suspect your condition might be.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Debra A Hanks has the following 3 expertise

  • Blood Testing
  • Fluid Testing
  • Tissue Biopsy

Dr. Debra A Hanks has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Debra A Hanks is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Uc Davis Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Debra A Hanks accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net CA Primary EPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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