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Dr. Karen L Ortiz-Cruz has the following 2 specialties
- 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. Karen L Ortiz-Cruz has the following 13 expertise
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Blood Cancer
- Hepatitis C
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
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Dr. Ortiz and her staff especially her MA/assistant lack compassion or any characteristic of a friendly health care provider. They are slow to respond to phone calls and messages. Our experience with her in both the hospital and out patient setting have been less than desirable. Dr. Ortiz should be ashamed of herself because she clearly did not become a doctor to better the lives of others but to rather make money.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.
Dr. Karen L Ortiz-Cruz accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Whole Health Arizona Care Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana Phoenix HMOx
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Karen L Ortiz-Cruz
Dr. Ortiz Cruz joined Ironwood Cancer & Research Center in September 2014, after completing her Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of South Carolina in Charleston. Her early interest in this field was sparked after completing two years of research at the National Cancer Institute at the NIH in Bethesda Maryland, where she was involved with clinical and translational research in Radiation Oncology in addition to work with Pediatric Oncology. She later went on to complete medical school training at Ross University in Dominica and Internal Medicine residency training program at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout her training she has published several articles in scientific journals and presented at various meetings, including at the American Association of Cancer Research and the American Society of Hematology Conferences. Dr. Cruz's specializes in solid tumor and hematologic disorders. She has a special interest in Breast, Colon Cancer and Multiple Myeloma disease states. Dr. Cruz's personal goal is to deliver the best care available for her patients with the understanding that personalized treatment planning in conjunction with utilizing cutting-edge therapy is the best means to achieve this goal.
Locations & DirectionsIRONWOOD CANCER & RESEARCH CENTERS PC, 695 S Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ
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