The clinic is staffed by registered clinical pharmacists who are experienced in the management of anti-coagulation therapy. We're here to provide the expertise and resources you need for warfarin (anti-coagulation medication) management. These specialists, working in conjunction with your physician, will check your blood test and adjust your dose of warfarin as well as other medicines that may be needed (such as heparin shots or Vitamin K, the antidote to warfarin).

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is an anti-coagulant?

"Anti" means against and "coagulant" means clotting. Anti-coagulants are often called "blood thinners" because these medicines work in the clotting system to help prevent the formation of blood clots. Anti-coagulants are prescribed for a variety of conditions, and regular monitoring and adjustments are often necessary to make sure your condition is appropriately treated. 
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How can I enroll at the clinic?

Your physician will complete a referral to the Clinical Pharmacist Anti-Coagulant Service if he or she believes your condition warrants it. After the referral is made, you will be contacted by the clinic and an initial appointment will be scheduled. 
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What happens at an anti-coagulation appointment?

The majority of patients who are referred to the Cassia Pharmacist Anti-Coagulation Service are taking warfarin. The medicine requires a blood test called International Normalized Ratio (INR). This blood test tells the healthcare provider how much or how little the medicine is working to prevent blood clots. The INR test usually requires a simple finger stick for blood, and the result is available within seconds. As soon as the results are available, the anti-coagulation clinic health care provider has a face-to-face visit with the patient where the results are discussed. A bleeding risk assessment is conducted, education is provided, and adjustment of medicine dosing, if necessary, is determined.  
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Who will be involved in my care?

 

Anti-Coagulation Services Staff

We use a team approach to best manage your anti-coagulation therapy. Our team's goal is to make sure your use of anti-coagulation is safe and effective, and to lessen the risk of complications that sometimes come with using these medications. 

 Primary Care Providers

Our clinic works in close contact with your referring healthcare provider. A referring healthcare provider is contacted immediately about any potential problems the clinic health care provider discovers at the time of the visit. All of your visit information is recorded in your medical record for your referring health provider to review. 

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