Hemophilia Treatment Centers
A national network of more than 130 Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) is supported and funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HTCs are specialized healthcare centers staffed by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, physical therapists and other health professionals with expertise in bleeding disorder treatment.
What is comprehensive care?
Comprehensive care is coordinated health care for persons with inherited bleeding disorders through a family-centered approach by a multidisciplinary team. The team can include specially trained physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, infectious disease specialists, dentists, genetic counselors, nutritionists, and educational consultants.
Comprehensive care focuses on the physical, emotional, social, educational, financial and workplace impact of bleeding disorders on the person and family. The comprehensive care team collaborates closely with the patient’s medical home (primary care provider) within their community.
Studies have shown that patients with inherited bleeding disorders who have their care coordinated through a comprehensive bleeding disorder center live longer and healthier lives than those who receive care from a hematologist alone.
HTCs in Virginia
Four comprehensive bleeding disorder centers receive support from federal and state funding to provide comprehensive care in Virginia.
Medical Director: Eric Werner, MD
Contact: M. Ashley Hunt, BSN
Bleeding Disorders Center of Hampton Roads
Division of Hematology/Oncology
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507
Medical Director: Michael Guerrera, MD
Contact: Chris Guelcher, RN, PNP
6565 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042
Medical Director: Colleen Druzgal, MD
Contact: Margy Sennett, PNP
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
5th Floor Battle Building, 1204 Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Pediatric and Adult Center
Adult Medical Director: Christian Barrett, MD
Adult Hemophilia Treatment Center: VCU Massey Cancer Center, Dalton Oncology Clinic
North Hospital, Basement, 1300 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298
Pediatric Medical Director: Gita V Massey, MD
Pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center: Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Pavilion
1000 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 1st Floor (Skylobby)
Contact: Jan Kuhn, RN, MPH
Central Virginia Center for Coagulation Disorders
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 980461, Richmond, VA 23298