The Meharry Sickle Cell Center (MSCC) houses the Confirmatory and Reference Laboratory for Hemoglobinopathies for the State of Tennessee Newborn Screening Program. Every year the MSCC receives blood samples from all over the state for confirmation or diagnosis of a variety of hemoglobinopathies. In the Middle Tennessee region, after the final diagnosis has been made, a nurse contacts the affected family for follow-up care with a pediatric hematologist knowledgeable in treating these disorders. If the family has a pediatrician in place, the MSCC assists in integrating health care between the pediatric hematologist and the family pediatrician. Adults affected with hemoglobin disorders can seek health care from the on-site adult hematologist at the Nashville General Hospital-Adult Sickle Cell Clinic. The MSCC also provides counseling, and education to affected families in the region, and participates in numerous community screenings for sickle cell and other hemoglobin traits throughout the year.
The all new Meharry Medical Group Surgery Clinic at Murphy Avenue is now accepting referrals for new patients for Dr. Muyiwa Adedokun and Dr. Bolanle Asiyanbola. At the Meharry Surgery Clinic, new patients can receive an appointment within one week. Same day appointments available for select procedures.
Procedures offered by the Surgery Clinic include:
- Hernia Surgery (Laparoscopic and Open)
- Gallbladder Surgery
- Breast Surgery
- Cancer Surgery
- Hemorrhoid Surgery
- Gastric and Intestinal Surgery
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- And more!
For more information about the Meharry Surgery Clinic visit our location here.
The Meharry Wellness Center and First Response Center provides through, compassionate, care to individuals in need of primary care including HIV services, hepatitis care, sexually transmitted disease treatment and preventative care, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP), and HIV post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), dental care, specialty care, support services, transgender health care and other conditions that impact the overall well-being of our community. We offer a network of caring providers and supportive programs to meet their individual needs.
At the wellness and First response centers we look forward to providing needed services, including primary care of high-risk patients, HIV services, supportive and preventative treatments. We accept self-referrals and referrals from community-based organizations, medical/specialty providers, mental health providers and other complimentary services within the community. Our program accepts HDAP, Medicaid, Medicare, managed care and commercial insurance plans. We will also work with you to become enrolled in some managed care programs. Some of our services are provided for free or low cost based on the individual’s ability to pay and our available grants.
For more information about the Community Wellness Center visit our clinic page here.