Patient Resources

What questions do I ask the doctor?

  • What type of sickle cell does my child have?
  • Why does my child need this test?
  • Is my child’s immunization current?
  • Why does my child need this medicine?
  • What is the dosage of the medicine and how often do they take it?

What do I need for the appointment?

  • Notes with concerns/questions.
  • Discharge papers from hospital or emergency room.
  • List of medication: prescription and over-the-counter
  • What types of tests will my child need?
  • CBC/retic count
  • Urine Analysis
  • Vision Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • TCD (transcranial Doppler)

What types of tests will my child need?

  • CBC/retic count
  • Urine Analysis
  • Vision Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • TCD (transcranial Doppler)