Claire McLintock - Haematologist & Obstetric Physician
Dr McLintock - haematologist and obstetric physician - provides private specialist consultation for patients with haematological problems and also medical problems or complications in pregnancy.
As a haematologist Dr McLintock looks after patients with blood clotting (thrombosis) problems and bleeding problems. She has expertise in investigating patients with abnormal blood test results from neutropenia to neutrophilia, thrombocytosis to thrombocytopenia, polycythemia to anaemia, iron deficiency to iron excess.
Dr McLintock can provide a personalised assessment of an individual's risk of venous thrombosis relating to surgery, long distance travel, contraception or pregnancy and will develop a management plan tailored to that person's risk.
As an obstetric physician specialising in women with medical problems relating to pregnancy, Dr McLintock has expertise in investigation of couples with recurrent miscarriage and in the assessment of women who have medical or haematological problems that may complicate pregnancy.
What is Haematology?
Haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs. Such disorders may involve the:
- components of blood (cells and plasma)
- coagulation (blood clotting) process
- blood cell formation
- haemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein on red blood cells) synthesis.
To help in the diagnosis of blood disorders, you will probably have to have blood samples taken for analysis in the laboratory. These may include:
FBC (Full Blood Count): gives information on the number of cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets) in your blood.
ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate): a screening test that may give an indication of inflammatory disease or abnormal protein levels.
INR (International Normalised Ratio): monitors your clotting function when on warfarin (anticoagulant/anticlotting) therapy.
Coagulation/Clotting Screen: a group of tests to check coagulation or clotting function.
Doctors who specialise in haematology are called haematologists.
What is Obstetric Medicine?
Obstetric medicine is a specialty of internal medicine and is the name given to physicians who specialise in looking after pregnancy in women with medical problems that increase the risk of complications in pregnancy. An example of these underlying problems include diabetes, venous thromboembolism, kidney problems, heart problems, high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel disease. Obstetric physicians also work alongside obstetricians and midwives to look after pregnant women who develop medical problems during pregnancy.
Haematologist & Obstetric Physician
Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments
Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) describes blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis - DVT) or in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).… More
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Bone marrow biopsy is the test used to examine the "factory" where the blood cells are made.… More
Women with pre-existing medical disorders such as hypertension, kidney problems, diabetes, previous deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, heart problems or who are older (age >35 years) or overweight are at increased risk of developing a number of complications during pregnancy.… More
Pre-eclampsia and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that occurs in some women usually during the second half of pregnancy.… More
Gestational Diabetes and Pre-existing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a type of diabetes that occurs in some women during pregnancy.… More
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Free patient parking is available either in front of the practice or directly across the road behind the church.
(09) 360 0360
(09) 360 0365
For appointments contact Lindsay or Marie by phone, fax or email, as above.
25 Vermont Street
25 Vermont Street
25 Vermont Street
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This page was last updated at 11:35AM on June 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Claire McLintock - Haematologist & Obstetric Physician.