Wednesday Sep 30, 2020
Sickle Cell Anemia, Causes, Treatments, And The Roadblocks Patients Face
This episode we sit down with Dr. Nina Anderson to discuss :
- What is Sickle Cell Anemia
- Who gets Sickle Cell Anemia and is it curable?
- What types of complications do people have?
- What treatments are available for Sickle Cell Disease
- What are some of the roadblocks Black people face in obtaining care
- The new treatments and clinical trials available to improve care
Resource for more information https://www.sicklecelldisease.org/
You can find Dr. Nina in Wilmington, DE at Tova Community Health
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Dr. Nina Anderson is an International Speaker, Classically Trained Violinist, Health Educator and owner of Tova Community Health which was named SBA Woman Owned Business of the Year. Dr. Anderson is a nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing. Her platform primarily services patients who suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia which primarily affects the African American Community. Understanding the health disparities in the African American Community, Dr. Anderson wanted to address the most dismissed disease; Sickle Cell Anemia. Understanding the intensity of pain and the over prescribing of pain medicine given to the sickle cell community, Dr. Anderson makes it her mission to also educate and treat her patients on Holistic Medicine and Music Therapy to help with pain management and reduce the over use of opioid prescriptions. Dr. Anderson stays close and connected to her patients, especially during this Covid 19 pandemic through Telemedicine Video calls, FB Tova Tuesday live feed videos, and Direct Q and A messages. Dr. Anderson also teaches at Delaware State University and has recently,prior to Covid 19, traveled to South Korea educating their country on the health disparities in the African American community and Sickle Cell Anemia in the United States.
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