Hematology

Hematology at GBMC
Fighting cancers of the blood

GBMC Hematologists provide consultative and diagnostic service for patients with cancers that affect the blood. Our team also performs specialized testing and treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We have expertise in:
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Bone marrow examinations
  • Plasma exchange
Services Offered
  • Consultative services
  • Diagnostic services
  • Infusion services for oncology patients
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Iron and clotting factor infusions for a range of blood disorders
  • Bone Marrow examination
  • Plasma exchange
  • Other specialized testing
John A. Nesbitt, III, MD John A. Nesbitt, III, MD
Chief, Division of Hematology

Dr. Nesbitt earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed his residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board-certified in Hematology and Internal Medicine.

To find a hematologist who is right for you, call 443-849-GBMC (4262) or follow the link to Find a Doctor.

Infusion Center

The Lois Harvey Miller Infusion Therapy Center offers a variety of services, including those for the treatment of cancer. The Center provides infusion services for oncology patients and is staffed by nationally certified oncology nurses and administrative support personnel.

Click to learn more about the Lois Harvey Miller Infusion Therapy Center.
Frequently Asked Questions

Are Warfarin and Coumadin the same thing?
Yes, Warfarin, Coumadin, as well as Jantoven represent the same medication. Warfarin is the generic name and Coumadin and Jantoven are brand names. The medications should not be taken at the same time because a dangerous overdose may occur.

Is it safe to take Aspirin if I am on Coumadin?
No, you should not use aspirin, aspirin-related compounds, ibuprofen, naproxen or ketoprofen while on Coumadin (Warfarin). Always check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new over-the-counter medication, nutritional supplements or herbal supplements to be sure they are safe to take with Coumadin.

If I am on Coumadin for a blood-clotting issue, are there any dietary guidelines I need to follow?
Avoid drinking alcohol or limit consumption to no more than two 12-ounce beers, two glasses of wine or two shots of liquor in a 24-hour period. Grapefruit and Cranberry juice may increase bleeding risk for some patients. Monitor intake of Vitamin K, which is found in most green, leafy vegetables, V-8 juice and nutritional supplements. Keep Vitamin K intake consistent from week to week.

How do I contact the Anticoagulation Clinic?
Call 443-849-2769.

Where can I find more information about Infusion Therapy Center or Chemotherapy?
Additional information can be found on GBMC.org under Cancer Services.

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