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Hematology services

Elevate your health with expert hematology services at M. Zafar, MD, SC, located in Central Illinois with offices in Streator and Flanagan. With the dedicated guidance of Dr. Muhammad Zafar, MD, the practice delivers compassionate and comprehensive care to patients dealing with a range of blood disorders. Your health matters, and managing a chronic condition correctly is essential to maintaining it. Schedule an appointment at M. Zafar, MD, SC, today by calling us at 815-796-4436.

Hematology Q & A

What is hematology, and what does it encompass?

Hematology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to the blood.

Dr. Zafar and the team provide expert care for conditions affecting the blood, blood-forming organs, and blood diseases, including various forms of anemia, clotting disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

When should a patient see a hematologist?

Patients are often referred to a hematologist, like Dr. Zafar, when their primary care doctor identifies a potential blood issue or if the patient has known hematological conditions that require specialized care.

Symptoms warranting a visit can include unexplained fatigue, frequent infections, easy bruising or bleeding, and abnormalities in complete blood counts.

What happens during a hematology appointment?

During a hematology appointment, Dr. Zafar will typically begin with a comprehensive review of the patient's medical history and a physical examination. Further diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, bone marrow biopsy, or imaging studies, may be recommended based on initial findings. 

Following diagnosis, a personalized treatment plan is developed to manage or treat the hematological condition effectively.

How are blood disorders treated?

Dr. Zafar's approach to treating blood disorders is comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and patient-centered. He leverages the latest advances in hematology to offer effective treatment options, ranging from medication therapy to blood transfusions, and more. Every treatment plan is tailored to the unique needs of each patient, with a focus on enhancing your quality of life.

How can I maintain my health with a blood disorder?

Maintaining health while dealing with a blood disorder requires regular check-ups with a hematologist, adherence to treatment plans, and a healthy lifestyle, including balanced nutrition and regular exercise.

Dr. Zafar and the team at M. Zafar, MD, SC, are committed to guiding and supporting their patients through every step of their journey, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

Entrust your hematological health to the experienced team at M. Zafar, MD, SC, in Flanagan, Illinois. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Zafar today by calling us at 815-796-4436.