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Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt

Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
Deland, FL
20 years experience female

Locations

Mid Florida Cancer Centers

Deland, FL

Address

1070 Stone St, Deland, FL
Directions

About

Bio

I am an oncologist because I love taking care of people. I have three beautiful children and spend my free time with my family.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Risk of herniation: It may be that one or more of the lesions is in a location which is at high risk for pushing the brain stem against the base of the skull causing a mo... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Equivalent choices: Capox is really an equivalent regimen to folfox. The difference is that the folfox regimen uses a drug (5- fluorouracil) that is given intravenously ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Possibly..: It depends on your residual kidney function, if you are anemic, and if anemia is present without another cause. If you have decreased kidney function... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Abnormal blood test: Usually due to abnormal blood test result- high or low white blood cells, hemoglobin, or platelets. Blood clotting or bleeding problems are also trea... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Usually...: As long as it is an approved treatment for the disease. There may be some restrictions, for example if you have multiple myeloma but your kidney func... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
You cannot: Mpv or mean platelet volume is a measure of the size of platelets. A higher number indicates larger platelets, which is a sign of increased productio... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
1-2 weeks: This is a specialized test that often will be sent to a lab in another city or state to be performed, and a pathologist needs to interpret the results... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Risk factors: A hematologist will likely discuss with you your risk factors for dvt- birth control, smoking, family history. ...They will probably also do some bloo... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Hematologic disorder: Low white blood cell counts and enlarged spleen can be seen in a number of conditions- liver disease, viral infections, and lymphoma would be examples... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Source of blood loss: If you have heavy bleeding during menses, that would be the most likely cause. If not, a gastroenterology consult for colonoscopy and upper endoscopy... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Excisional biopsy: Yes, removal of a lymph node is ideal, but sometimes a neee biopsy is enough. The tissue is sent for special studies such as flow cytometry, which ma... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Bruising : It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disap... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Convenience, side fx: Capecitabine causes more diarrhea and can make hands and feet very sore, but you avoid the need for a pump at home which may allowore freedom. The ef... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
MGUS: Monoclonal gammopathy is the presence of a protein in your blood all produced from the daughter cells of one type of cell (plasma cells, which are one... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Possible myeloma: If you have anemia (low red cell count) or an abnormal protein in the blood (m-spike), your doctor may want to rule out multiple myeloma- a disorder o... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harichand-Herdt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harichand-Herdt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I had those tests done.thats why I am so concerned.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's what I thought, but better to be sure. Thank you.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

university of miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Oncologist and Hematologist , Second Place, Florida - Summer
2013
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