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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.

The comprehensive care model includes a hematologist, nurse, physical therapist, social worker, genetic counselor and data coordinator.
The comprehensive care model includes a hematologist, nurse, physical therapist, social worker, genetic counselor and data coordinator.

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)
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Physical Therapist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Data Coordinator

You may also have laboratory studies and x-rays, and point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound performed.

*Due to Covid-19 and limiting amount of staff in clinic, you may not see each team member during your visit. Phone follow-up can be coordinated 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 also ask you to be seen by 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.