Dr. Patanit Watanaboonyakhet (Dr. Pat) specializes in Hematology and Oncology. A graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO, she completed her Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University/Michigan Capital Medical Center in Lansing and her Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Lansing’s Ingham Regional Medical Center. She practiced at the Cancer and Blood Disease Center in Richmond, IN, before joining Trinity Health. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the American Osteopathic Association. She works closely with other members of Trinity’s cancer fighting team to provide the most up-to-date care for cancer patients, utilizing the latest chemotherapy medications and cancer-fighting therapies. She also treats diseases of the blood and blood forming organs, such as the spleen, lymph nodes, bone marrow and thymus.
Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases. The laboratory work that goes into the study of blood is frequently performed by a medical technologist.
An oncologist deals with Cancer Cares and tumors including diagnosis, therapy, Surgery, and treatments.