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About Dr. Edward Orlowski
Dr. Edward Orlowski, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Salem, OR. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Orlowski is affiliated with Salem Hospital and West Valley Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Edward Orlowski has the following 4 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.
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Adult T-Cell Leukemia-Lymphoma
- Chronic B-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Hepatitis C
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He is an excellent oncologist, and as another poster stated he saved my life as well. However, he tends to be overly pessimistic about your diagnosis which can be frustrating if you are his patient-- sometimes you feel like things are so hopeless after meeting him. He also does not always go into as much detail about your diagnosis and treatment options so you need to ask good questions of the doctor. I found his communication skills frustrating at times. Still, probably one of the best oncologists out there. He has an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge, he want to get you better, and he exercises exceptional judgement in your course of treatment. Overall, a fantastic oncologist who will do everything possible to get you well-- and that is what counts.
Dr. Orlowski is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
West Valley Hospital
37 Years Experience
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Dr. Edward Orlowski accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions875 Oak St SE, Salem, OR
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