For Patients and Families
Comprehensive Care Model
The UNC Hemophilia Treatment Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for the patient with a bleeding disorder.
Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that patients followed by comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Centers have significantly better health outcomes as compared with those seen outside the Hemophilia Treatment Center network.
What Happens During the Comprehensive Visit?
During your visit, you (or your child) will be seen by a team including:
- Hematologist (Doctor or Nurse Practitioner)
- Social Worker
- Physical Therapist
- Genetic Counselor
- Data Coordinator
You may also have laboratory studies and x-rays, and point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound performed.
*If a team member is not a available or you are unable to meet with them during your visit, follow-up with that individual can be arranged, as needed.
How Long Will the Visit Take?
The visit will likely take 2-3 hours so that we can provide the best possible care for you and your bleeding disorder. If appropriate, we may refer you to see an orthopedist, a hepatologist, a pain management provider and/or a hospital dentist as part of providing comprehensive care. If possible, we can try to schedule your HTC visit in conjunction with these other appointments.