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Pediatric Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Diseases

Sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia are inherited diseases of the blood which interfere with the ability of the body to manufacture normal hemoglobin (part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen).

The Sickle Cell/Thalassemia Program at New York Methodist provides comprehensive health care and treatment for pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. As patients move from very young, through adolescence and into adulthood, NYM is prepared to handle the diseases at every stage of a person's life.

Anyone who suspects they may have one of these diseases can make an appointment for initial testing. Services include testing, monitoring, vitamin therapy, medication, pain management, family planning and more.

  • For urgent sickle cell/thalassemia matters and emergencies, call 718.857.5643.

  • To make an appointment for an adult patient, call NYM Medical Associates/Flatbush, located at 1910 Nostrand Ave in Brooklyn, at 718.284.4440.

  • To make an appointment for a pediatric patient, call NYM Faculty Practice, located at 263 Seventh Ave in Brooklyn, at 718.780.3066, or call NYM Medical Associates/Canarsie, located 1771 Utica Ave,  at 718.209.0888.

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