Being diagnosed with ITP is a highly individualized experience. While one person may have no symptoms of a low blood count, another may experience excessive bruising and bleeding. Because of this, it’s important to find a doctor specialized in disorders of the blood and bone marrow, or a hematologist, to ensure your treatment plan is tailored to your particular needs.
Since hematology is a large and complex field of medicine, hematologists often specialize in a particular disease group. The following resources and tips can help you find a hematologist and care team who specialize in treating ITP:
- Search the American Society of Hematology “Find a Hematologist”
- Locate the largest teaching hospital near you and ask for a referral to the head of hematology or the specialist in non-malignant hematology
- Visit PDSA’s Discussion Group or Facebook Group for recommendations from others for doctors in your area
Discussion Group Facebook Group
- Contact the Best Doctors organization, a fee-based service that can help connect you to more than 50,000 world-renowned medical experts
- Search The American Medical Association membership list
- Contact PDSA for a list of specialists that may be able to help
Hematologist & Physician Referral
If you have a hematologist or physician you can highly recommend for ITP care, make a referral to help improve PDSA’s doctor referral database and help support those with the condition around the country, in Canada and around the world.