Anemia

Anemia is a condition in which the body doesn’t have enough red blood cells, or hemoglobin, in the blood. This means the blood is unable to carry enough oxygen to the body. Anemia causes a lack of energy, shortness of breath, limited exercise ability and, in severe cases, disability.

The board-certified, fellowship-trained hematology specialists at Norton Healthcare provide comprehensive care for patients with anemia. The severity of anemia can range from mild to progressive, so our hematology specialists work to diagnose and treat any underlying causes in order to restore patients’ health and ability to function in their lives.

Comprehensive Diagnostics and Treatment for Anemia

The hematology specialists at Norton Healthcare perform comprehensive diagnostic studies to determine any underlying causes of a patient’s anemia. Testing may include:

  • Molecular study
  • Blood and bone marrow exam
  • Comprehensive genetic testing

Treatment for anemia will depend on a patient’s diagnosis and the presence of underlying conditions. Whether the cause is found to be cancerous or noncancerous, patients have access to conventional and innovative treatments, clinical studies and multidisciplinary clinics, including:

Access to the Hematology Care You Need

  • Norton hematology services has eight outpatient locations in Louisville, surrounding counties and Southern Indiana.
  • Norton Infusion Centers have three convenient locations and offer evening and weekend hours.
  • Same-day appointments are available.
  • Resource centers in Louisville and Southern Indiana offer a variety of support services that address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

About Hematology Services at Norton Healthcare

Norton Healthcare hematology services provide comprehensive care for benign blood disorders.

  • The Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program provides comprehensive medical care for all aspects of sickle cell disease.
  • Specialists from across Norton Healthcare work together to ensure the best possible care for you.
  • Norton Healthcare resources include a licensed clinical social worker, support groups and complementary therapies.
  • Benefit from access to three Norton Infusion Centers offering:
  • IV therapy/injections
  • Blood product administration
  • Intramuscular  and subcutaneous injections
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy
  • Specialty-certified nurses who work together to provide individualized care based on your specific needs
  • Prompt Care Clinics are designed to provide symptom relief and other care.
  • Access MyNortonChart to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a mobile device or computer.
  • Norton Children’s is home to Kentucky’s only pediatric hematology program and the largest pediatric coagulation (clotting) center in the state.

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