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Branch of medicine that focuses on dealing with the study of cause, prognosis, diagnosis, treatment & prevention of diseases, disorders and medical conditions related to blood and blood-producing body parts. So, doctors who are specialized and well trained in hematology are called dermatologists.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Hematologist:
People with medical conditions or diseases related to either blood should visit a Hematologist once in every 6 months or as directed by your primary care doctor. However, healthy individuals can consult a Hematologist once in 2 years.
If a person suffers from any of the following medical conditions or diseases, should consult a Hematologist.
No, Hematologist treats diseases related to blood & blood-producing body parts and Hepatologists treat medical conditions that are associated with the liver, biliary tree, gallbladder, and pancreas.
A hematologist can diagnose and plan an appropriate treatment course for blood cancer, however, in severe cases, the patient will be referred to a well-trained Oncologist who can treat blood cancer.
A bleeding disorder that causes blood not to clot properly and leads to excessive bleeding or improper healing. This disorder can be diagnosed and treated by a Hematologist through proper medications and diet changes. One should follow all the instructions provided by his/her Hematologist.