There are few choices available persons with sickle cell disease to partner with an adult hematologists in California. A good Internist familiar with or interested in caring for persons with sickle cell disease is a good alternative if you do not have a hematologist.
It is recommended that a hematologist is part of your care team and that adults with sickle cell disease receive an annual physical with a hematologist.
Please see the listing below of SCD specialists in Southern California. For additional information, click blue highlights below.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Susan Claster, MD MLK Jr. OPC - Adult Sickle Cell Clinic (Historic ER Bldg.) 1670 W. 120th St LA, CA 90059 424-338-2801 or 2803 (Tuesday / Thursday) John Barstis, MD 23929 McBean Parkway, #215 Valencia, CA 91355 661-255-5350
Raul Mena, MD Providence St. Joseph 181 S. Buena Vista St. 4th Floor Burbank, CA 91505 818-840-0921
Ellsworth Grant, MD California Medical Center - Dignity Health 1245 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 801 Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 481-3948
Youram Nassir, MD (PRIVATE INSURANCE) Cedars Sinai Medical Center 5901 Olympic Blvd Ste. 505 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 930–2324
Becky Miller, MD (PRIVATE INSURANCE) Cedars Sinai Medical Center 8631 W 3rd St Ste 600 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 854 - 5841
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
William Lyons, MD Long Beach Memorial Medical Center 2653 Elm Avenue, #300 Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 595-7335
Manuel Zevallos, MD St. Francis Medical Center 3737 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, #335 Lynwood, CA 90262 (310) 608-6963
Cynthia Martel, MD Address: 209 Fair Oaks Ave South Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 396-2900
Kaiser Permanente Network Adult Sickle Cell Clinic 110 N. La Brea Avenue Inglewood, CA 90302 (323)774-3487 Osbourne Blake, MD Case Manger: Jennifer Vincent, RN (310) 419-3451 Sickle Cell Nurse: Civona Turner, RN (310) 419-3343 Administration: (310) 419-3343
INLAND EMPIRE (San Bernardino/Riverside counties) Zahra Pakbaz, MD Riverside County Regional Medical Center 26520 Cactus Ave. Moreno Valley, CA 92555 951-486-4223 (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
Behnam Ebrahimi, MD 7777 Milliken Ave., Suite 110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730 909-949-2242
Important information for persons with sickle cell disease and providers:
Individuals with sickle cell disease may be eligible for a state insurance program called the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP). The GHPP is a state funded program which coordinates care and helps pay for medical costs for persons with sickle cell disease. Anyone who is 21 years of age and older and who is a resident of California may apply. Those under 21 may receive care through the county California Children Services program. To apply, please call the GHPP at (916) 654-0503 or (800) 639-0597.
Please note: this is a partial listing of physicians:
There are other physicians providing medical care to adults with sickle cell disease and we may not be aware of them at this time. If you have knowledge of other physicians you would like to recommend, please contact our office at (310) 693-0247 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.