My child has alpha-thalassemia and is now afraid of the doctor. What should I do?
Some parents try making physician visits happy events by discussing it with their child, bringing special toys to appointments or planning a special outing for after the appointment. With age, children better understand why they are going to the doctor.
Suggestions can be found on the Thalassemia Patients and Friend support group forum: http://www.thalassemiapatientsandfriends.com/index.php/topic,4470.0.html