New Multidisciplinary Clinic Opens for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders

The Harold R. Roberts Hemophilia Treatment Center at UNC will be offering a multidisciplinary clinic with hematology and gynecology care for women and girls with blood disorders. Women and girls with heavy menstrual bleeding have unique health needs that frequently require care from providers in more than one field. The clinic is a place where patients can have their medical and gynecological needs met in a comprehensive fashion at a single visit.

The clinic is affiliated with the Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders whose vision is to ensure that “all women and adolescent girls with blood disorders are correctly diagnosed and optimally treated and managed at every life stage”. For more information, visit www.fwgbd.org.

Services:

  • Comprehensive care for women and girls with blood disorders
  • Screening, evaluation, education, counseling and treatment

Conditions they treat:

  • heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding
  • known or suspicious bleeding and clotting disorders
  • iron deficiency anemia

The clinic is offered on the second Thursday morning of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at Carolina Pointe II.  It is staffed by both pediatric and adult hematologists and gynecologists specializing in the care of women and girls with blood disorders as well as gynecology in medically complex females.

Meet the team:

  • Yasmina Abajas, MD, pediatric hematology
  • Alice Ma, MD, adult hematology
  • Jennifer Howell, MD, gynecology
  • Amanda O’Briant, CNM, WHNP, gynecology
  • Amanda Gilmore, BSN, nurse educator