Supporting You and Your Family
The Louisiana Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders (LCBCD, Tulane HTC), was established in 1979 and held its first clinic in 1989. Our multidisciplinary team of providers, registered nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and physical therapists are adept at treating patients with bleeding disorders from birth through their entire life span.
The LCBCD’s hemophilia program provides interdisciplinary comprehensive care which maximizes the health and well-being of our patients. Providers and Registered Nurses work closely with our patients to actively manage their bleeding disorders. Social workers help patients manage psychosocial issues, navigate a complex healthcare system, understand insurance coverages, and access community services. Our physical therapist helps patients with hemophilia administer treatment modalities, restore motion and ensure patient’s quality of life. Additionally, they work with area orthopedists in coordinating required procedures. Our pharmacists provide our patients with advice on their medications and help with monitoring compliance using the MicroHealth app or daily infusion logs. The Tulane HTC also has Primary Care and Women’s Health providers to further support its patients in optimizing their overall health.
Triage and Coordination of Care
Our nurses and providers are available 24/7 via our Nurse Hotline to answer questions, provide guidance and help navigate emergencies. Our Motto is “Every Bleed Matters” and we know bleeds do not always happen during office hours. We can treat and manage bleeds in the home setting and coordinate and expedite trips to the Emergency Department when needed. We provide Hematology recommendations and support to physicians and surgeons to ensure our patients’ health is managed properly and safely, reducing complications due to bleeding disorders.