Originally Posted by fkissam
I have an appointment with a hematologist becasue I have some abnormal liver / bile / bilirubin type things in my blood.
How will a visit to a hematologist differ from a visit to an INternalMedicine or GeneralPractitioner?
Do hematologists have any special tools or tests that isolate problems with the blood better than the regular blood tests ordered by Internal Medicine doctor?
A Hematologist specializes in treating disorders of the blood.
The hematologist will concentrate on such items as the way your liver stores Vitamin B-12, how your blood absorbs iron and stores it. If an internal medical Doctor or General Practioner has concerns about bone marrow function, the hematologist will sometimes order bone marrow studies. The tools that are available to a hematologist are also available to other doctors, the hematologist spends more time concentrating on the blood disorders and has more specific training in that area.