• William B. Herring


This chapter defines the concepts and skills pertaining to the broad specialty of hematology that should belong to the average family physician. Suggestions are offered for hematologic procedures in the office laboratory, for determining when consultation with a hematologist is indicated, and for the important role that the family physician should play in the care of patients with hematologic problems whose complexity requires a continuing role for the hematologist beyond that normally expected of a consultant. Family physicians will vary widely in their interest, experience, and competence in the field of hematology, so the author has chosen as his reference point that level of knowledge and skills that should be achieved in a residency program in family medicine.


Iron Deficiency Sickle Cell Disease Family Physician Iron Overload Aplastic Anemia 


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