Services and Facilities
The Section of Benign Hematology in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine provides care to patients with cancer who have non-malignant disorders of bleeding, thrombosis, platelets, red cells and white cells. We work collaboratively with primary providers to optimize clinical outcomes, including long-term outcomes.
Inpatient and Outpatient Consultation
An integrated team of General Internal Medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and internal medicine residents from The University of Texas Health Science Center see patients in consultation on both an inpatient and outpatient basis at the request of MD Anderson cancer specialists. Reasons for consultation include comprehensive assessment of surgical risk, assessment of hypertension, management of diabetes mellitus and other internal medicine needs.
In addition, patients seen in consultation may be followed by their General Internal Medicine physician as needed for the duration of their care at MD Anderson.
Internal Medicine Perioperative Assessment Center (IMPAC)
The Internal Medicine Perioperative Assessment Center (IMPAC) assesses and improves the medical status of patients who are scheduled to undergo surgery at MD Anderson. To do this, we need the assistance of our patients. If you have an appointment with IMPAC, please bring:
- All of your medications in their original bottles
- The names and contact information of all your doctors, especially your primary care physician and cardiologist
- Your cardiac records from your cardiologist, or you may ask your cardiologist to fax your records to IMPAC at 713-563-4433.
To learn more about preparing for surgery at MD Anderson, watch our video Strong for Surgery: MD Anderson IMPAC Clinic.
We may need to order additional testing, which may extend your stay in Houston. We will make every effort to coordinate your medical care with your primary physician. Therefore, it is essential that you give us the name and contact information of your primary physician.
The Section of Nephrology combines the delivery of outstanding clinical services with world-class research. An integrated team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse clinicians addresses the most pressing needs facing cancer patients with kidney diseases. Physicians will provide continuity of care following discharge of patients.
Areas of emphasis include:
- Treatment of chemotherapy-induced kidney damage
- Kidney disease from hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
- Renal paraneoplastic syndromes
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Continuous renal replacement therapies
Referrals: MD Anderson patients can be referred to the Nephrology team by their primary MD Anderson physicians.
- Farhad Danesh, M.D., section chief
- Ala Abudayyeh, M.D.
- Amit Lahoti, M.D.
The Section of Rheumatology in the Department of General Internal Medicine has three in-house rheumatologists who provide clinical services for the diagnostic evaluations and interdisciplinary management of various diseases affecting joints and connective tissues, tailored to the needs of each patient. In addition, our rheumatologists have expertise in the diagnosis and therapeutic options for rheumatic manifestations related to malignancies and cancer treatment in patients with cancer and cancer survivors. The section provides 24-hour inpatient consultation. Patients are also followed as outpatients in the MD Anderson Rheumatology Clinic after their discharge. Outpatient consultation can be requested and scheduled via Consult On-line.
The Mary Ann Weiser Suspicion of Cancer Clinic
The Mary Ann Weiser Suspicion of Cancer Clinic offers a novel approach to the care of patients with suspected cancer. New patients or already established patients of MD Anderson are evaluated by an internal medicine physician in consultation with medical and surgical oncologists for the appropriate care of suspected cancer.
Locations and Contact Information
Visit the MD Anderson Access wayfinding system for detailed directions to our Internal Medicine Center locations.
Internal Medicine Center-Main Building
Floor 6, near Elevator A
Internal Medicine Center-Mays Clinic
Floor 6, near Elevator U