At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, we surround you with experts who focus on sickle cell disease and other blood disorders. A handful of people make up the core of your care team. You will have a hematologist and a registered nurse who specialize in sickle cell disease. At some visits, you might see an advanced practice provider. Some patients get part of their treatment from infusion nurses. A patient care coordinator will schedule your visits.
Others join your team based on your personal needs. If you need a blood or marrow transplant, we have experts in this form of treatment. If you get a new health issue that might affect your sickle cell disease treatment, we call in the right experts. We have specialists based at Fred Hutch who know how to prevent or handle the issues that can affect people with sickle cell disease.
Supportive care providers are also here to help. You may see Fred Hutch registered dietitians, physical therapists, pain medicine specialists, psychologists, social workers and others. All of us specialize in caring for people with complex health care needs.
For patients who do not live nearby, we are happy to work closely with your local care providers to check your health, review and adjust your treatment and watch for complications.