Sickle Cell Center - Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Hematologist Doctors for Sickle Cell
Type of Physician: Hematologist
What is a Hematologist?
A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Hematologists treat diseases of the blood, spleen, and lymph glands such as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma. They perform special types of transfusions and biopsy the bone marrow for analysis.
Common Name: Blood Doctor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge is the capital and second-largest city of Louisiana.
Baton Rouge is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta, which protects the city?s residents from flooding and other natural disasters. In addition to this natural barrier, the city has built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas.
Baton Rouge is a major industrial and petrochemical center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped.
The Baton Rouge region is called the "Capital Area."
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