Doctor with Sickle Cell Disease Discusses Barriers to Care & Advances in Treatment

Better Black Health welcomes Dr. Simone Eastman Uwan, a family practice physician, specializing in the treatment and advocacy of patients with sickle cell disease. She discusses her amazing journey with this disease , as well as the incredible pain and suffering sickle cell patients endure worldwide. Dr. Uwan’s book titled “A Doctor in a Patient’s Body: Dreaming Big with Sickle Cell Disease and Chronic Pain“ is available on Amazon as well as her other book “All Rise!: The Sickle Cell Community vs. The Medical Establishment”. Her Facebook Support Group is “Bedtime Stories with Doctor Simone.” Sickle cell disease affects 100,000 Americans and one in 13 carry the sickle cell trait. Go to for more information.

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