The Anticoagulation Clinic provides convenient care for patients taking warfarin (Coumadin®) and other anticoagulants. The clinic is staffed by Registered Nurses and Pharmacy Residents who work closely with your family doctor to monitor your therapy.
During your visit, a specially-trained Registered Nurse or Pharmacy Resident will test your blood with a finger stick. You will then be informed of the results of the test, your warfarin dose will be adjusted if necessary, and a follow-up appointment will be set for you.
Each visit to the Anticoagulation Clinic will require a co-pay if your insurance plan includes a co-pay for office visits. Most health insurance plans cover all or part of the remaining laboratory testing and therapy management fees.
Anticoagulation Services include:
- Standardized, evidence-based treatment protocol that includes medication adjustment and patient evaluation
- Individualized patient education
- Medication review for appropriateness and drug interactions
- Referral to the clinic coordinated through your physician
What is an anticoagulant?
Anticoagulants are medications that control the blood's ability to clot and are prescribed to prevent or treat a harmful blood clot. Careful monitoring is needed to prevent bleeding or clotting complications.