Treating Blood Disorders
The Center for Special Health Care Needs provides a centralized location for those with mild, moderate and severe forms of inherited bleeding disorders.
Our goal is to allow you to continue your treatment in a warm and friendly environment with a team of medical experts who understand your unique medical history and the concerns that are relevant to your stage of life. Our team of hematologists, physical therapists, nurses and social workers takes the time to create comprehensive plans for surgeries, births and other life events.
Sickle Cell Program
Sickle cell disease can cause damage to the liver, heart, kidneys, gallbladder, eyes, bones and joints. Our approach is to work with you to manage common symptoms like anemia and jaundice and to try to prevent crisis and damage to your organs.
Our goal is to help you get the vaccinations, transfusions and other treatments that you may need to minimize pain and live life to the fullest.
Hemophilia/Von Willebrand Disease Program
Our team of medical experts will work with you to help prevent and stop bleeding episodes. We will review your unique medical history and create a personalized approach based on the severity of your condition and how you’ve responded to past treatments and therapies. We can also provide insights on ways to stay active while minimizing your risk of bruising and injury.
For both programs, your visit can be customized to meet your needs. You and your family can consult our specialists even if you already have a primary care physician, and we can act as a resource to your dentist and other physicians. Or you can work with our team over a longer time period.
We can work together to determine what is right for you, and this could include:
- Managing joint damage, hepatitis C, inhibitors and other common complications.
- Managed by specialists who are familiar with bleeding disorders.
- Treating the cold, flu and other common illnesses.
- Making sure you receive screenings and preventative care to keep you from developing additional lifelong conditions.