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The John D. Bouhasin, M.D. Center for Children with Bleeding Disorders 

The John D. Bouhasin, M.D. Center for Children with Bleeding Disorders is the only pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center in the St. Louis area. We provide multidisciplinary care to children and adolescents with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, Von Willebrand Disease, platelet function disorders and clotting disorders.

Contact Us

To make an appointment, please call 314-268-4000.

Clinical Care

Physicians specializing in hemophilia treatment are available 24 hours a day, and a nurse coordinator is available to set up home care operations and coordinate medical and dental procedures. The nurse coordinator also educates faculty members in your child’s school, daycare, camp, or emergency department about bleeding disorders.

Comprehensive care clinics are held weekly, which have proven to be the best medical option for treating patients with chronic conditions. The hemophilia comprehensive care clinic staffs a variety of specialists, including:

  • Hematologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Orthopaedist
  • Research Nurse

Continuing Involvement

Education sessions are held at the Gateway Hemophilia Association’s Family Education Weekend and general membership meetings. Patients receive quarterly newsletters with updates on various topics relating to bleeding and clotting disorders. Detailed letters are sent to your child’s primary care physician after the referral and once a year following the comprehensive visit.

Genetic counseling and testing is offered to girls who may be carriers for a bleeding disorder. Pregnant women who are carriers for bleeding disorders are provided with education about the disorders. For these women, a physician will inform the obstetrician of special instructions for the baby’s delivery.

We are federally funded by the Office of Maternal Child Health and the Centers of Disease Control. Patients have the option of participating in the Centers of Disease Control's (CDC) Community Counts program, which is used by the CDC to monitor major complications of bleeding disorders.

Additional Resources

Meet the Team

Christopher Hugge, MD

John Puetz, MD

Valerie Akerson, LMSW

Lydia Johnson, RN, BSN

Kathy Allred, RN, BSN

Diane Migneco, Medical Secretary

Pam Miller, Physical Therapist

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