Published: Oct. 13, 2008
Updated: July 27, 2010
As a sickle cell patient, maintaining your health is of the utmost importance. Health maintenance includes prevention, early recognition, and treatment of complications, as well as continuing patient education.
Well-patient visits provide a better psychological setting for the development of effective health provider-patient relationships. The development of such relationships may result in fewer emergency room (ER) visits and hospitalizations.
We encourage you to adhere to the following suggestions: