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Dr. Michael Dugan

Hematology
Indianapolis, IN
male

Locations

Office

Indianspolis, IN

Address

8111 South Emerson Avenue, Cancer Center #207, Indianspolis, IN
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My office hours

Tuesday: 7 30am - 4 30pm
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Insurances accepted

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Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

Practicing stem cell transplantation and malignant hematology in Indianapolis since 1995.

Specialties
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Hematology

Medical Oncology

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1.6K Answers
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A Cr of 0.98 is fine: I am not familiar with the BUN scale you are reporting. A BUN elevation out of proportion to cr can be associated with dehydration.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Hematology
Probably a little: Too aggressive. One to two lb per week is more reasonable.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
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SLE is treatable: There are many effective options, and some programs will put the disease in "remission." if that is durable then it is a functional cure. Talk to you... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to give a: Specific answer. Once liver problems have progressed to cirrhosis the treatment is often supportive. If you would like input on specific types of liv... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Low ferritin is: Indicative of iron deficiency. With iron supplementation the ferritin will recover.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No right answer: In general heavy meals and immediate exercise don't go well. But you can see what works for you.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Multiple options: First line usually calcium carbonate (tums). Next step h2 blocker - ranitidine or famotidine. Proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole also an option.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Acid has a profound: Effect on iron. Acid is better. Not an issue with b12, as the issue is intrinsic factor from the stomach which is a cofactor in B12 absorption.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: It can be prescribed for this indication.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Most likely: Yes. Need to sort out the cause of the effusion and make a treatment plan. Most etiologies and be treated successfully and lead to excellent function... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: The absolute lymphocyte count of 3.2 means nothing in and of itself. A modest lymphocytosis could go along with a viral infection, or may just be norm... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There are other: Uses as well. For example Acyclovir is used to treat shingles, which is reactivation of varicella zoster (chicken pox).
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not likley: Sciatic pain is a good distance from the midline.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: But it is quite rare, and when it does happen it is usually in a patient with a vascular access device in the arm or neck.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Conservative: Management starting with physical therapy and anti inflammatory med.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Your symptoms: Are probably not related directly to the iron overload, especially if does not yet require treatment. The mean corpuscular hemoglobin means nothing.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Viral versus: Bacterial process can not be determined by symptoms only. Additional information needed to decide.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Elevated eos: In the context of rash make one think of allergy or drug sensitivity. Cannot relate your other symptoms directly.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: You may. Remember Claritin (loratadine) is sedating for some people.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Multiple aspects of: The CBC can flex in and out of the normal range over time. It is hard to offer more guidance without the complete clinical context.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The absolute: Numbers are more important than the percentages for wbc. If your neuts are high and lymphs low could be infection or stress of anohter illness. With... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Hematology
The limitng factor: Is often the quality (ie size) of the venous access.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: Although one can be sensitive to certain ingredients. If it is working for you, no problem.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The most common: Cause for blood tinged sputum is bronchitis. If the blood becomes more significant than that get back in touch with your doc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That is a: Slightly low wbc. Without clinical correlation it is not a problem in and of itself.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Good question: Are we sure the problem is lymph node? Most lymphomas would be "hot" on pet. An infection could be low grade positive too. Not swollen? Is there an... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Most enlarged: Lymph nodes are part of the healthy response to a local infection or recent injury.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably not: The presence of more than 10% plasma cells in the bone marrow is supportive of the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is confirmed the level of b2m is ver... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The most common: Reasons for a neutrophilic leukocytosis would be bacterial infection or stress of some other illness. Also seen in heavy smokers and with some meds. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Fortunately your: Hgb level is reasonable. With thal minor your risk is low. Folate (folic acid) supplementation for "stressed erythropoiesis" and routine clinical fo... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Pain that is: Worse with a deep breath is usually due to inflammation of the connective tissue on the outside of the lung (the pleura) and is known as pleurisy. Of... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Percussion and: Postural drainage works best if you clap on different areas and in different positions to try to free up the mucous in the airway.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It could: Hida tells you a bit about how the gallbladder is functioning. With acute process more likely to have fever and pain unrelated to eating.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Using a dose: On the high side. Perfectly safe as long as renal function is normal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Depends on several: Factors and not predictable. Many chemo programs will stop ovarian/testicular function and end the ability to be fertile, but do not assume so. Get ev... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
I am not sure: We know exactly. It is known as pica. The ice is common in the north. In the south some people eat clay soil and or corn starch.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
See below: Nice summary on web md. Inform yourself then get 2-3 surgical opinions. Lots of options.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In most labs: Range runs from 4 to 10.5.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The very high: Blood sugar levels interfere with the lab determination of sodium producing a low reading.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Sounds like: A good plan, assuming iron studies confirmed that was the problem, and there is no thalassemia.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
At diagnosis CML: Patients can have anemia. More commonly they experience anemia in the first 6-8 weeks of treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibitors like gleevec (i... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Potentially: With symptoms over time it is time for a full wok up. Talk to your doc about testing and / or consultation.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
This sounds: Like a report from a colon, large intestine, biopsy. A cancer is present, and it crosses the surface o the bowel. Additional treatment will be necess... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Me too: Welcome to middle age. Try some Ibuprofen and a strengthening program.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not sure: What the specific question is, but these are serious issues that could b helped by therapy and medication.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not directly: But heavy consumption can lead to nutritional a liver causes for anemia.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Quite a few: Things. The most common thing would be an acute infection, usually bacterial. Also could be seen in a heavy smoker, other stressful illness and myelo... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Scrabble: Osteo refers to the bone. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells and melanoma is a pigmented skin cancer. What are you talking about?
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Unlikley to: Be harmful. A young person eating a well balanced diet may not need a multivitamin. Little data on impact of omega 3 as primary prevention at your you... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That is : The main utility of a defibrillator, and it usually works.
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Mar 15, 2013
Dr Dugan has a fantastic reputation in our community
Apr 5, 2013
Great reputation
Feb 14, 2013
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! You've given me a great deal of relief. Thank you for your time. It's wonderful how some Drs will take the time to answer questions, God bl
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Will take him to regular doc upon his return. Stand in doc said no test needed cuz tests still normal despite steady decline
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am a 40 year old female w/ chronic anemia since childhood and diabetes since age 18. Profit shots since 1year and open heart surgery.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
MD

Residency

Methodist Hospital

Residency

Methodist Hospital

Awards

Healing Spirt Award, Wellness Community Central Indiana
Excellence in Cancer Care Award, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Honror Society, Alpha Omega Alpha

Affiliations

American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
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