The coumadin clinic is an innovative program designed to meet the special needs of patients on coumadin. Close monitoring maximizes the benefits of patients' therapy and minimizes their risk of complications.
Anticoagulant medications, such as the commonly prescribed blood thinner coumadin (warfarin), play an important role in treating and managing many health conditions. Patients on coumadin must have frequent blood tests, called PT/INR, to assure the effectiveness of the blood thinner remains in the desired range. Anticoagulant therapy is safe and effective when appropriately managed by health care professionals like ours. Careful monitoring is essential for optimizing doses and minimizing adverse reactions.
The Mary Rutan Hospital Coumadin Clinic offers you convenient monitoring with the PT/INR test via a simple finger stick rather than a venous blood draw. We offer our patients immediate test results and dosing instructions. In addition, we provide personalized education regarding coumadin side effects as well as education regarding the effects of various foods and other medications that can affect the test results.
We treat patients who have a wide variety of conditions, such as atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart valve replacement, genetic clotting disorders and those who have had major joint replacements. Patients at the clinic are seen in the Disease Management Department, located on the first floor of Mary Rutan Hospital.
If you would like to make an appointment, please contact your doctor's office to obtain a referral and feel free to contact us directly with any further questions you may have.