Get to know Hematologist and Oncologist Dr. James Everett Carinder, who serves patients in Covington, Louisiana.
Noted for his expertise in lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and breast cancer, Dr. Carinder is a board-certified hematologist-oncologist who has over 25 years of experience in his field. He practices at Northshore Oncology Associates in Covington, Louisiana.
Patients come to Northshore Oncology Associates for comprehensive medical care in a state-of-the-art, patient-centered environment that cares for them from diagnosis to during and after treatment. The highly- experienced physicians and health care staff working there use their skills, compassion, and the latest medical knowledge to care for patients and their loved ones.
With a stellar reputation, Dr. Carinder is also affiliated with St. Tammany Cancer Center and Slidell Memorial Hospital.
His acclaimed career in medicine began in 1994 when he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pursuing advanced medical training, he completed both his residency and fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Thereafter, he became board-certified in hematology and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicinem a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
Attributing his success to his excellent training, Dr. Carinder remains a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the cause, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood. Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. A hematologist-oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of blood diseases and cancers such as iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia, and lymphoma.
On a more personal note, one of Dr. Carinder’s hobbies is swimming.
Breast cancer … it’s a scary thought and all too many women assume that it won’t happen to them. Fact is though, every ten minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. So, don’t be ignorant, during breast cancer awareness month 2019 go for a medical checkup, it might save your life.
Early signs of breast cancer can be a lump in a breast, a painful breast or armpit, or a discharge from the nipple. Even if none of these symptoms present themselves, a doctor should be visited to be sure. A doctor will most likely perform a manual exam and send you for a mammogram. A mammogram examination is painless and only takes about ten minutes.
If any of these symptoms do present themselves there’s no need to panic. Plenty of time, pain or a lump in a breast can be perfectly harmless. The pain can be a sign of a cyst or the lump can be benign. It’s always better to be sure though.
If you’ve never had a mammogram, make an appointment during breast cancer awareness month 2019. You can take a friend or family member with you and afterward you’ll have peace of mind.