Hydroxyurea Clinic

The Hydroxyurea Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital follows children with sickle cell disease who take hydroxyurea, the only disease modifying medication for sickle cell disease. This medication is effective in reducing the frequency of pain crises, acute chest syndrome episodes, the frequency of blood transfusions and the need for hospitalization, which are common complications of sickle cell disease.

Our Clinics 

Hydroxyurea Clinic
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-3250

Our Team 

The clinic is staffed by Drs. Susan Creary, MDAnthony Villella, MD and Jennifer Young, a Certified Nurse Practitioner. During their clinic visit, the pediatric patient is seen by a physician or nurse practitioner, has their labs checked, undergoes a physical examination, and is asked questions about  potential side effects from this therapy. 


Appointments at our Hydroxyurea Clinic require physician referral. To schedule a visit, please refer your physician to our online Request an Appointment form.