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GSHTC’s comprehensive care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals with expertise in bleeding, clotting, and blood-related disorders. The team includes a hematologist, nurses coordinators, medical social worker, physical therapist, dentist, research coordinator, and outreach coordinator. Comprehensive Care is a proven, useful treatment model used in healthcare. This sensitive, family-centered approach works exceptionally well in caring for people, not just diseases.

The education of the patients and their family is a significant part of comprehensive care. We spend much of our time teaching patients and families about their disease, how to treat it, realistic expectations and the possible outcomes. We believe that the more a family understands their disease, the better they can make adjustments necessary to deal with their disorder.

  • Parenting and transitioning programs
  • Insurance issues and options
  • Boys Camp
  • Women with bleeding disorders retreat
  • Peripheral Infusion classes

We are also involved in the education of health care professionals and providers locally, nationally, and internationally The Center and staff promote and encourage education by:

  • Training health care professionals in the area of bleeding disorders
  • Educating physicians in training
  • Writing and editing information for hemophilia publications
  • Providing expertise internationally through special projects and the World Federation of Hemophilia
  • Prevention and overall healthy living
  • Early diagnosis and intervention to prevent complications
  • Assessment and treatment by a team of specialists
  • On-call medical personnel available after hours
  • Education and training in self-care and health management
  • Preparation for home and self-infusions
  • Psycho-social assessments, individual and family counseling
  • Assistance with health insurance issues
  • Coordination of care with other health providers
  • Education of school nurses and daycare providers as needed
  • Education for medical professionals on the management of bleeding’s disorder
  • Access to leading-edge research studies
  • Services offered by a Geneticist and Research Nurse (if indicated)

During one comprehensive clinic visit, patients are seen by the nurses, hematologist, physical therapist, dentist, medical social worker, and others for an up-to-date assessment.