Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy

Also known as: Anemia Services

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.

Warfarin (Coumadin®) is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. It is prescribed for people with certain types of irregular heartbeat, people with prosthetic (replacement or mechanical) heart valves, and people who have suffered a heart attack.

Providence provides convenient care for patients taking warfarin and other anticoagulant therapy. We work closely with your family doctor to monitor your therapy.

Most health insurance plans cover all or part of laboratory testing and therapy management costs.

Services include:

  • Immediate fingerstick protime/international normalized ratio (INR) test results at time of visit
  • Systematic monitoring, medication adjustment and patient evaluation
  • Individualized patient education
  • Private consultation with pharmacist at each visit
  • Communication with physician regarding the patient's care
  • Review medications for appropriateness and drug interactions
  • Anticoagulant (Coumadin®/Lovenox®/Fragmin®/Arixtra®/Unfractionated Heparin) administration, evaluation and monitoring.
  • Home INR monitors for qualifying patients
  • Coordinate referral to the clinic through your physician
  • Free parking and easy access to clinic
  • Immediate fingerstick protime/INR test results at time of visit
  • Complete medication review for safety, effectiveness and appropriate use by the pharmacist

Anemia services

Pharmacists will review and evaluate your anemia with your physicians’ direction, working together to ensure you receive appropriate screening, medicines and dietary information.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive laboratory screening and medication review
  • Individualized patient education
  • Collaboration with your physicians to prescribe and adjust medications to treat and prevent anemia
  • A personal complete and accurate medication record
  • Collaboration with your physician to ensure the use of the most appropriate and affordable medication

Using anticoagulation medication

Living with Warfarin

Issues discussed in this video include INR testing, diet, exercise, precautions and warning signs of complications while taking this medication.

Injectable Anticoagulants: What You Need to Know

Learn the importance of taking your medication exactly as instructed, how to give yourself the injection, possible side-effects and the signs and symptoms of clotting and bleeding.

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