FLHO specializes in hematology,
which is the diagnosis and treatment of problems relating
to blood. We focus on blood disorders including but not
limited to the following:
- Myelodysplastic syndromes, MDS (a group of diseases
in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood
- Myeloproliferative disorders, MPD (produce too many
- Anemia (too few red cells).
- Neutropenia (too few bacteria-fighting white cells).
- Neutrophilia (too many bacteria-fighting white blood
- Thrombocytopenia (too few platelets).
- Chronic leukemias.
How Are Blood Disorders Treated?
Treatment of the above disorders varies with the cause.
Whenever a drug or toxin is implicated as the cause of
anemia, low white blood cell or low platelet counts, the
offending agent must be removed. When an infection, inflammatory
disease or other disorder, such as cancer, causes anemia,
the underlying disease must be treated.
For vitamin or mineral deficiencies, the appropriate factor
must be replaced and the reason for the deficiency identified.
Immune disorders may be treated with immune suppressants
such as prednisone (a corticosteroid) or other biological
agents such as immunoglobulins or Rituxan. For inherited
diseases such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, appropriate
supportive care must be instituted.
For chronic leukemias, treatment options may include
chemotherapy or other medications and support.
Whatever the disorder, FLHO's dedicated team of hematology
staff has one focus: to help you feel better.