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Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Washington, DC
35 years experience female

Locations

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC

Address

111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC
Directions

Fax

2024765685

About

Bio

I specialize in Pediatric Hematology

Specialties
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Be A Partner: We all have flaws and could be healthier if we just lost a few pounds, stopped smoking, took our medicine, etc. Nagging doesn't help. People become h... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Heart, Lungs, Anemia: Your anemia might have gotten worse. You might be experiencing acute chest syndrome, a sickle cell crisis in the lungs, or have a blood clot (pulmonar... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Not G6PD Deficiency: The g6pd deficiency association's web site, g6pd.Org, has lists of unsafe drugs and foods for people with g6pd. (not cephalosporins) in g6pd deficien... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Lymphoma: Lymphoma is a cancer of a kind of white blood cell, the lymphocyte. It is most commonly seen in lymph nodes, but can occur in organs, like the spleen ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
It is up to you!: There are various types of sickle cell disease.Some people with sickle cell are more affected by the disease than others. Treatment at a sickle cell c... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Alopecia causes: Alopecia (hair loss) is not known to be caused by sickle cell. It is most commonly a genetic trait and can also be caused by some drugs, dietary defic... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Variable treatment: There are 2 kinds, Alpha and beta thalassemias. Severe thalassemias require blood transfusions or stem cell transplant. Thalassemia trait has mild ane... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Probably not: If you or your child's doctor are able, ask the radiology group where the ct scans were done about the dose of radiation. Higher radiation doses are ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
G6PD.org - food info: G6pd deficiency makes red blood cells vulnerable to oxidative stress from some drugs and foods. Fava beans, legumes (like soy!) and blueberries are ex... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Is your iron low?: The question is whether you really have iron deficiency anemia. You may want to talk with your doctor again about why your hematocrit is low. In iron ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Night is harder!: There have been a few studies that showed that hospital admissions and emergency department visits for sickle cell pain were more frequent in the even... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Not contageous: Sickle cell disease is caused by a problem with hemoglobin (the stuff inside red blood cells) production. It is a genetic problem, which means that it... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Transplant for thal: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the cure for severe thalassemia, both Alpha and beta. The best results are when the donor is a brother or ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Hereditary anemias: Thalassemias are hereditary. That means you may pass on the gene(s) to your baby. There are different kinds of thalassemia with different patterns of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Low Probability: Mthfr - methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency - has created debate among doctors. Heterozygous means you have one normal copy of the gene an... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Hospital Care: People are admitted to the hospital when they need care that cannot be done at home. Nobody wants their loved one to be in the hospital, but sometimes... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Learn More: Different chemotherapy drugs have different side effects, or toxicities, on normal cells in the body. Rapidly dividing cells, like bone marrow cells, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Sickled blood cells: Sickle cell anemia is a disorder of the red material, hemoglobin, inside red blood cells. The hemoglobin clumps up when stressed changing the shape of... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Consider hormone-IUD: The best option for you is the one that best meets your needs! protection against pregnancy, convenience and minimal risk of blood clots are what you ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Hereditary=born with: Hereditary anemia is passed in the genes from parents to child. Examples include sickle cell anemia, g6pd deficiency, thalassemia, hereditary spheroc... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Get Help!: I'm sorry you and your child have to face cancer treatment, and i hope for a cure. Is your child being treated at a children's cancer center? Usually... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Anemia: If your anemia worsened, you could feel light headed. If the feeling doesn't go away, go to your doctor to get your heart, lungs, and blood counts che... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Meats, Green Veggies: Iron rich foods include meats, poultry, fish, green vegetables, oatmeal, and beans. Vitamin c (found in citrus like oranges) increases iron absorption... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Various Treatments: Some severe bleeding disorders have a specific IV treatment, such as a factor infusion or platelet transfusion. Medications like Amicar or tranexamic... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Clotting vs Bleeding: Hypercoaguability means the blood is more prone to clotting than usual. Some people develop deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or other blood clots, and wh... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Busy and Rewarding: Most pediatric h/o docs see patients who are in the hospital for treatment or who are being evaluated for a diagnosis. They also perform procedures li... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Need Details: Our bodies require energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. A deficiency can have consequences that are specific for what is missi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
No Symptoms: Low iron levels may cause no symptoms at all until the level is low enough to cause anemia. Anemia is associated with fatigue, pale lips, fast heart ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Room for iron!: Most of the body's iron is bound to that red stuff in our red blood cells, hemoglobin. The rest is bound to proteins, like the blood protein transferr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Stress and G6PD def: If someone has g6pd deficiency, their red blood cells are less able to recover from the stress of loading and unloading oxgen, which is the job of the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
35 years experience
Easy bruising: If you are one of those people who bruises easily, you may be completely healthy! some people seem to have more fragile tissues that tear and bleed un... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Awards

Top Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist, First Place, District Of Columbia - Summer
2013
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