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Dr. Harry D Harper 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.
- Hematology & Oncology
- 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.
- Blood Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Lung Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
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If you or your loved one wants to feel that your oncologist is on this terrible journey, side by side, with you, and has your situation and interests at heart, and you prefer a good bedside manner, then stay away. He is flaky, forgetful and seems a bit rote in his approach and interaction. HUMC is supposed to be this big research hospital where an entire tumor board reviews your case etc etc but you would never know this with Harper. He kind of goes through the motions and unless you press him and his staff on items, advice, education you'll be in and out after waiting for at least an hour. When my father has had thrush, I've brought it to their attention. When he has had an increased WBC and slightly dehydrated via bloodwork, I bring it to their attention ( he was hospitalized 2 days later). My father had a brain tumor which impacted his balance. They put him on a medicine for hunger. He took it for over a year and felt dizzy and like he was going to pass out all the time. Every time we asked Harper and his staff they could not address it. He was recently hospitalized and was off this drug for several weeks only to begin it again recently. Same issue. A SIMPLE google search showed side effects such as dizziness, nausea, feeling like you will pass out. He is off that drug no thanks to Harper or his staff. You need to be vigilant with your health and follow up no matter who the doctor. But this one does not inspire confidence. Recently, a CT was ordered for him with contrast, not noting he is allergic to the contrast fluid. While this is in the HUMC system and would've been seen when he got to the scan appt., there is actually a prednisone protocol that must be followed the day before to avoid allergic reaction. I had to bring this up. I had to call his staff. I had to ask about the protocol. Had I not, my poor, weak father would've gotten all the way there (and you know bowhead this is when they are so ill and emaciated) and would have to reschedule the appt. Call the staff and play phone tag with them. These are the kind of things you can expect. No doctor, no process and no hospital is perfect but if you see Dr. Harper and his staff be prepared to carry a heavy weight on your shoulders.
Dr. Harper would rather see people chronically sick than try to keep their cancer in remission. Rather than find out about a person's specific situation and medical history, he is quick to hand out one drug after another making his patient's a walking pharmaceutical company. It doesn't take any intelligence to follow protocol. I think most patients would prefer a doctor who can think on their own and consider your own specific situation rather than someone who follows a cookbook style method of practicing medicine. If you want a chance to get your cancer in remission and the opportunity to move forward with your life, stay away from Dr. Harper and his medical staff.
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
41 Years Experience
Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1977
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Harry D Harper accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- First Health PPO
- Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
- Horizon Direct Access
- Horizon HMO
- Horizon OMNIA
- Horizon PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- QualCare PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsJohn Theurer Cancer Center, 92 2nd St, Hackensack, NJ
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