Hematology & Oncology
Section of Hematology-Oncology is led by Dr. Asif Chaudhry who is Triple Board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. With his experience and wealth of knowledge Dr. Chaudhry partners with your other physicians to assist in your comprehensive medical care.
Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases. Blood diseases affect the production of blood, hemoglobin, mechanisms of coagulation and blood clots etc. Hematologist has expertise in diagnosing and treatment management of wide varieties of anemias including Myelodysplatic Syndromes (MDS). Other blood disorders include platelet disorders, leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma. Some such disorders require Hematologists to examine the bone marrow which can be done these days with tolerable pain after appropriate sedation and pain medications.
Medical Oncology is a separate specialty of cancers and involves screening, prevention, surveillance (follow up of cancer patients after successful treatment), diagnoses and medical treatment of all malignancies; though common ones are breast, lung, colo-rectal and prostate cancers, etc.