Monday, November 13, 2017

Marshall Health, Cabell Huntington Hospital establish clinic for adolescent bleeding disorders

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Specialized care is now available at Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital for young women who experience abnormal vaginal bleeding, including heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding between periods.

Three pediatric and adolescent health care specialists are leading the Young Women’s Health and Hematology Clinic, which is exclusively for young women ages 10 to 24 who experience menorrhagia, or abnormally heavy or prolonged vaginal bleeding. These conditions can lead to anemia, fatigue, missed school/work, put patients at risk for transfusion and affect their overall quality of life.  

Paul T. Finch, M.D., and Linda A. Stout, M.D., M.S., are fellowship-trained pediatric hematologist/oncologists at Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and assistant professors of pediatrics at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of MedicineJennie L. Yoost, M.D., M.Sc., is West Virginia’s only fellowship-trained pediatric and adolescent gynecologist and an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Along with other supporting physicians, the clinic will not only focus on diagnosis and treatment of abnormal vaginal bleeding but also on patient education, including the need for specialized health care during surgery or childbirth, and psychosocial support for patients.

Patients are seen in the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center at 1400 Hal Greer Blvd., in Huntington, where they have one-stop access during their doctor visit to lab work, ultrasounds and other radiology services, as needed.

A physician referral is required. Talk to your doctor or call 304-691-1400 for more information.

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Contact:
Sheanna Spence
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
304-691-1639

Lisa Chamberlin Stump
Cabell Huntington Hospital
304-399-6854