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Adult Sickle Cell Program

Sickle Cell Anemia affects people in countless ways and so there is no “one size fits all” to care. Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care to patients by integrating primary care, specialty care, and additional services like nutrition, mental health care, physical therapy, and integrative medicine.

Sickle cell can affect every part of your body and so our team works together to make sure you have all your needs met at our downtown clinic. Your sickle cell team can also coordinate your care through any visits to the emergency room or overnight stays in the hospital.

Your team may include:

  • Primary care
  • Hematology
  • Pain medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Integrative medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Labs and imaging
  • Dietician
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Mental health care
  • Social work
  • Financial Counselor

What to Expect

Patients with sickle cell can expect to receive comprehensive care focused on evidence-based guidelines and their own individualized needs, including:

  • Access to all available sickle cell treatments including hydroxyurea, crizanlizumab, voxelotor, and L-glutamine
  • Individualized and patient-guided pain management with a pain plan for care at home, in the emergency room, and in the hospital
  • Regular screenings including labs, pulmonary function testing, eye exams, heart testing, and vaccinations
  • A team of providers that understands the complexities and challenges of living well with sickle cell

The Sickle Cell Support Group offers participants the opportunity to share, learn from others, and develop friendships. This group is open to individuals living with Sickle Cell and their caregivers.  The Adult Sickle Cell group meets virtually on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 5:00-5:45 pm. For meeting information and link, contact the cancer center at 612-873-6369.

Our Sickle Cell Physicians