About Us

DC-GAPS is a family-centered medical home that is a “one-stop shopping” approach to providing comprehensive primary care. The medical home team forms a partnership with a child and his or her family to assure that all of the medical and non-medical needs of the patient are met. The medical home team includes primary care physicians, specialists, sub-specialists,  hospitals, healthcare facilities, public health professionals and the community.

DC-GAPS Medical Home provides primary care that is *Accessible, *Continuous *Comprehensive *Family-Centered *Coordinated *Compassionate and *Culturally Effective.

About Our Medical Home Providers

Primary Care Doctor
A  patient’s first contact for health concerns, as well as care for other various medical conditions, both diagnosed and undiagnosed.

Hematologist
Specializes in the treatment of blood diseases and diseases of certain organs that form the blood such as the spleen and bone marrow.

Nurse Practitioner
A nurse who can treat both physical and mental conditions by evaluating medical history, conducting physical exams, ordering tests, and providing a diagnosis, treatment, and recommendations for diseases, and can also prescribe medications.

Family Advocate
Assists with access to health care and makes referrals to government, educational, and social agencies.

Genetic Counselor
Provide education to the patient and family explaining the inheritance and diagnosis of the disorder. This may include taking a family history and providing support for the family and patient.

Life for Sickle Cell Coordinator
Promotes and coordinates the programs of the foundation.

Medical Specialists
A medical practitioner who devotes special attention to a certain class of diseases or patients.

Neurologist
Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the nervous system.

Pulmonologist
Specializes in the treatment of breathing disorders of the lungs and organs that help a person breathe.

Cardiologist
Specializes in disorders of the heart.

Ophthalmologist
Specializes in medical and surgical eye problems.