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About Dr. Haroutioun S Shahinian
Dr. Haroutioun S Shahinian, MD is a Doctor primarily located in El Paso, TX. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine and Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Shahinian is affiliated with Las Palmas Medical Center. Dr. Shahinian has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Haroutioun S Shahinian has the following 4 specialties
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Dr. Haroutioun S Shahinian has the following 14 expertise
- Breast Cancer
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Bone Marrow Transplant
Dr. Haroutioun S Shahinian is Board Certified in 3 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. S was not overly thrilled that I didn't want to do the usual cancer route of chemo and radiation after my lumpectomy, but he was kind in my decision. Now, almost a year later, I am cancer free and will continue to see him because I know, no matter what, he cares about my health. He's a good man and will listen to your concerns.
The doctor is knowledgeable and explains diagnosis and treatment is layman terms. The only problem I've had is with the office staff. My calls are not returned and they did not process my paperwork with another organization. In fact, they didn't even give me the correct info. I basically feel that they don't care about my treatment.
Dr. Shahinian is very professional, very knowledgeable, very explanatory, very patient, very detailed and very caring. He's also very devoted to each and every one of his patients and will go to the ends of the earth for all of them. When I was in the hospital this year for an unrelated health issue, (MRSA), he was in my room every day to visit me, check up on me and consult. He didn't have to do that, , and yet he did-to say I was uber-impressed is an understatement. Dr. Shahinian is one of the hardest working, passionate about his profession, devoted to his patients doctors you will ever meet. His office staff is always super sweet and ready to help you with anything. His wife, who works there too, is a doll. I consider the man a saint!:)
My experience with Dr. Shahinian and his staff was wonderful. I grew very close to these beautiful people. We laughed, we smiled and I'm in remission. I can't express how thanful I am that Dr. Shahinian was my doctor. My only concern is that I had difficulty getting my insurance claims filed in a timely manner or at all. I discovered that my statements were not mailed to me because they did not have my address in their computer until I brought it to their attention. Otherwise, truly I love all of you !!!!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Shahinian is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
Yerevan University Of Traditional Medicine
Graduated in 1982
Dr. Haroutioun S Shahinian accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO