Puzzling Out Bleeding Problems in Kids: A Practical Way to Put the Pieces Together

Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Tiffany Lucas, MD, formerly a pediatrician, knows that primary care visits for bleeding issues are common, with signs ranging from frequent nosebleeds to low energy. She describes how thinking about the normal steps of hemostasis can facilitate assessment, then offers questions to ask and keys to the physical exam. She also explains what PCPs and patients can expect from UCSF bleeding disorder referrals.

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Tiffany Lucas, MD

Tiffany Lucas, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

As a faculty member at UCSF Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, I see patients with pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders although the majority of my time is spent in hematologic diseases such as patients with bleeding disorders, thromboses, ...

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