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Anticoagulation

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.