A Coumadin® or Anticoagulation clinic is a simple, convenient way to monitor and assist patients taking Coumadin® and other brands of anticoagulant or blood-thinning medication. The Green Clinic Coumadin Clinic specializes in dosing and monitoring of drug activity for our patients who take Coumadin or warfarin and is staffed by clinical personnel trained in anti-coagulation management.
As a patient taking anticoagulants, you should be aware of the potential for side effects that can occur if the medication is not properly monitored. Research shows that participating in an anticoagulation clinic may decrease complications caused by blood-thinning medications.
As a patient of the Clinic, you will be required to attend a private appointment with the nurse every four to six weeks. She/he will take a drop of your blood by finger stick and analyze your PT/INR (Prothrombin Time/International Normalized Ratio) level. Results will be reviewed with you and any appropriate adjustments to your medication will be prescribed. All this in about 15 minutes time. Additionally, you will learn about the complications, diet, and drug interactions related to Coumadin.
What to Expect
Thr Coumadin Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of Green Clinic, just down the hall from the Cardiology Department.
To schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment for a finger stick test, please call (318) 251-6248.