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Sickle Cell Care

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At Volusia Medical Center, we're your go-to for sickle cell care in Volusia County, Florida. Our team of medical experts knows how to handle sickle cell disease with care and compassion. We're known for providing reliable, accurate, and patient-centered care that's earned the trust of our community. We value transparency, ethics, and your privacy, making sure our services meet all the rules. Your sickle cell care is our priority, and we make sure to follow all the regulations.

Nurse Wiping the Arm of a Patient in Preparation for Sickle Cell Care.

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited blood disorders that affect red blood cells. These conditions can make the red blood cells change shape and break, causing anemia, pain, and other health issues. Sickle cell disease is a lifelong condition that needs special care.


Our Approach to Sickle Cell Care

At Volusia Medical Center, we take a thorough approach to looking after people with sickle cell disease. We make sure to consider all aspects of their health, both physical and emotional. We understand that living with sickle cell disease can be tough, so we listen carefully to your concerns and work with you to create a personalized plan to help you feel better.

Services We Offer in Sickle Cell Care

1. Comprehensive Medical Evaluations

Our team thoroughly checks your health to find out how you're doing overall and to spot any extra problems linked to SCD. Through a combination of physical examinations, medical history reviews, and diagnostic tests, we gain valuable insights into your condition, allowing us to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.

2. Pain Management

Pain management is crucial in sickle cell care because people with SCD often experience times of intense pain, called pain crises. We use various methods, like medication, non-medication treatments, and lifestyle changes, to help ease the pain, improve daily function, and make life more comfortable.

3. Hydroxyurea Therapy

Hydroxyurea is a medicine often given to lessen how often and how bad pain crises are in people with SCD. Our team knows a lot about using this medicine safely. We'll make sure you get the right dose to help without causing too many side effects.

4. Preventive Care

Preventive care is really important in managing SCD and stopping complications. Our team helps by giving vaccines, doing tests, and giving advice on how to live healthier. This helps lower the chances of infections, stops organ damage, and keeps you healthy.

5. Transfusion Therapy

Sometimes, people with SCD need transfusion therapy to treat issues like severe anemia or acute chest syndrome. Our team offers full transfusion therapy services, including giving red blood cells or doing exchange transfusions. This helps get more oxygen to your body, stops organ damage, and eases symptoms.

6. Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling is important for people with SCD, especially if they want to have kids. Our counselors give personalized advice, education, and support to those affected by SCD and their families. This helps them make smart choices about having children, their options, and genetic tests.

7. Psychosocial Support

Living with SCD can have a significant impact on your emotional well-being and quality of life. Our team is here to help you with different kinds of support, like talking to someone, being part of a group, and giving you tools to handle the tough times. We want to help you feel better and stronger, both mentally and emotionally.

Why Choose Us for Sickle Cell Care?

  • Expertise: Our healthcare team knows a lot about SCD. We've been trained specially to diagnose, treat, and manage it. Because we understand SCD well, we're able to give you the best care possible.

  • Compassionate Care: Having SCD can be tough, not just physically, but emotionally too. That's why we treat each patient with kindness, care, and empathy. We listen to your concerns, take care of your needs, and give you personalized support that respects what you're going through.

  • Patient-Centered Focus: Your health matters most to us. We want you to be part of your healthcare decisions, so we'll explain your options and answer your questions. Together, we'll create a plan that fits your needs and goals.

  • Comprehensive Services: At Volusia Medical Center, we provide everything you need for sickle cell care. From check-ups to managing symptoms and long-term care, we offer it all in one place. Our services include tests, pain relief, preventive care, counseling, and support for your emotional well-being.

  • Collaborative Approach: Managing SCD often requires a multidisciplinary approach to care. Our team works closely with other healthcare providers, including hematologists, primary care physicians, social workers, and genetic counselors, to make sure that you receive coordinated, holistic care that addresses all aspects of your health and well-being.

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our facilities have the newest tools for diagnosing and treating illnesses, so you get the best care possible. We have advanced technologies for imaging and the latest treatments available. This helps us figure out your condition precisely and create treatment plans just for you.

  • Community Connection: Since we're part of the local community too, we know what our patients need. We're dedicated to helping our community and feel privileged to be your healthcare provider. When you pick Volusia Medical Center for your sickle cell care, you can count on getting care from a team that really cares about you.

If you're living with sickle cell disease and are in need of compassionate, comprehensive care, don't hesitate to contact us at Volusia Medical Center. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, helping you manage your condition, ease symptoms, and make your life better.


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