What makes our practice truly special is that everyone at HOA is “united in spirit” – a spirit that is utterly uncrushable, and filled with possibilities and hope. (Maybe that’s why in 2007, HOA ranked the second best place to work in New York State, and the best place in Central New York!)
At HOA, we believe that effective medical treatment is not only about healing our patients’ physical illnesses, but also about promoting their emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Our holistic approach ensures that our patients are treated like people – not cases. We get to know each patient and recommend treatments designed to heal the whole person.
What Is Hematology and Oncology?
Hematology is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases that affect the production of blood and its components. Hematology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that is separate from but does overlap with medical oncology. At HOA, we treat patients with a wide variety of blood disorders including hemoglobinopathies (congenital abnormalities of the hemoglobin molecule or rate of synthesis), anemias (lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin), increases and decreases in cell counts, hematological malignancies (such as lymphomas and leukemias), coagulopathies (disorders of bleeding and coagulation), and others. Our treatment plans may include nutritional counseling, various pharmacological therapies, anticoagulation therapy, transfusions, chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplants.