Dr. Falah Al Khatib Hematologists
Dr Al Khatib graduated from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1969, obtained his DMRT in Radiotherapy and Oncology from the University of London in 1980, Part one FRCR, London in 1984, and FFRRCSI from Dublin in 1984.
He undertook postgraduate training in Radiotherapy and Oncology in different hospitals in the UK, where he obtained extensive experience in the management of all malignant diseases both by chemotherapeutic agents and with radiation using different modalities including external beam radiation (x-ray, Co.60, Linear Accelerator, and electrons), intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy (high dose and low dose}, as well as non-sealed radioactive sources (I-131, P-32, St-89, etc). He also actively participated in ongoing clinical trials of the period, particularly those related to breast, lymphomas, brain and GI malignancies.
He worked for 11 years as Consultant and Head of Radiotherapy Services at Tawam Hospital, United Arab Emirates where he attended between 350-400 new patients per year and was involved in the management of nearly 6000 cases out of 8000 registered at the hospital. His experience covers all standard radiotherapy techniques, conformal radiotherapy and rotation techniques, using 3D computer planning and MLC.
Overall, he has played a major role in developing radiotherapy and medical oncology in the UAE and Gulf region.
Mediclinic City Hospital
PO Box 505004, Bldg 37
Dubai Healthcare City, United Arab Emirates
Hematologists in Dubai
A hematologist is a specialist in hematology, the science or study of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases. The medical aspect of hematology is concerned with the treatment of blood disorders and malignancies, including types of hemophilia, leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell anemia. Hematology is a branch of internal medicine that deals with the physiology, pathology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of blood-related disorders.
Hematologists work in a variety of environments, including blood banks, pathology laboratories and private clinics. Specialists in this branch of medicine can also choose to focus on specific topics within the field of hematology, such as lymphatic organs and bone marrow and may diagnose blood count irregularities or platelet irregularities. They are able to treat organs that are fed by blood cells, including the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus and lymphoid tissue.
The work of hematologists is supported by laboratory technicians who examine samples of blood and blood forming tissue, which provide information about abnormalities and issues identified in laboratory screening. A hematologist may also specialize in genetic testing if he or she focuses on inherited blood conditions. As part of a patient care team, hematologists often work with other doctors to provide complete services to patients with complex conditions.
Not only does a hematologist focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood and bone marrow diseases, but also on immunologic, hemostatic (blood clotting) and vascular systems.
Hematology is a branch of medical science that deals with the study of blood, blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. Medical coders who specialize in hematology coding convert the diagnosis and procedures related to hematology into medical codes according to the established standard. With a firm knowledge of the field of hematology, they are expected to have the proficiency to perform CPT, HCPCS, and ICD coding according to the guidelines.
The ICD-9 brings in updates every year and there are changes more than you can imagine of reporting a particular disorder. Hematology coding is quite demanding and when it comes to the updates, you should be able to implement the changes in a short time, or you would face denials for using deleted, obsolete or truncated codes. And without proving a medical necessity, your practice could face more denials – which you cannot afford. Realize that ICD-9 is the key to prove medical necessity.