Hematology/Oncology

Cancer

Hematology and Oncology
Herbert Bevan, MD
Megan Burke, MD
Raven Cooksey, MD
Eric Lowe, MD
Melissa Mark, MD
William Owen, MD
Linda Pegram, MD
Anthony Villella, MD
Eric Werner, MD

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The hematology/oncology physicians and staff at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters are especially trained to provide a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and comprehensive care services for infants, children and adolescents with blood disorders or malignancies. This includes diagnosis and treatment of red blood cell and hemoglobin abnormalities, hemostatic disorders, leukocyte disorders and childhood and adolescent cancer.

What types of services are offered?

We provide a broad range of diagnostic and clinical services in the treatment of hemophilia, thrombotic disorders and other bleeding disorders. Among the special procedures available to our patients are bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, laboratory evaluation of bleeding and thrombotic disorders, lumbar punctures, platelet aggregation studies and vonWillebrand factor analysis.

Does your staff have special training?

Our physicians are all board-certified in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology, and each has completed additional training (called a fellowship) in pediatric hematology/oncology. Additionally, specially trained and certified registered nurses care for our patients in our clinics and programs for childhood cancer, sickle cell anemia, bleeding and thrombotic disorders, neuro-oncology and late effects of cancer. We also have a full-time tumor registrar and clinical research coordinators. Our staff is further complemented by dedicated and experienced social workers, child life specialists and educational consultants.

Where do you see patients?

We offer our patients the convenience of office appointments at several different locations. Appointment days and hours vary at each location. Click here for a list of our office locations.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

It depends on what kind of insurance you have. If you have an HMO, you must:

  • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
  • Make sure your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.

If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.

We offer in-depth information about insurance in our Billing and Insurance section.

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please call (757) 668-7243.