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The Sickle Cell Center for Adults is dedicated to provide services for persons with sickle cell disease who live in the greater metropolitan Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. The Center is now in its fourth year of operation and provides comprehensive care including regularly scheduled outpatient visits, screening for hydroxyurea eligibility, genetic counseling, pain management, education, wound care and social services.
The Center has full time hematologists, nurses, physician assistants, and staff devoted to the care of persons with sickle cell disease. The physician assistant addresses the acute and chronic needs of our patients on a daily basis and acts as a liaison to other medical specialties throughout the hospital. The staff have developed a relationship with the emergency department to decrease patient waiting times and have established continuity of care through follow-up in the sickle cell clinic. The Center is an honorary chapter of the National Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.