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    Coumadin Clinic

    General overview of the clinic: The staff at the Coumadin clinic are committed to providing quality clinical services to our patients. Coumadin or warfarin is a prescription-only blood thinner. It prevents blood from clotting.   Coumadin prevents the formation of blood clots in the heart, veins, and arteries. Blood that clots too easily can put the patient at risk for heart attacks, strokes, or atrial fibrillation, a cardiac disorder. Individuals at high risk for the development of clots receive Coumadin or other anticoagulant therapies.   The patient using and self-administering anticoagulants must be carefully monitored. Coumadin tablets are taken by mouth. Anticoagulation guidelines are quite strict. Our physicians want patients to take only the necessary amount of warfarin sodium. Overdose is potentially dangerous.   Coumadin and other anticoagulant drugs are used to treat medical conditions like deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.   The anticoagulation clinic monitors patients’ use and dosage of Coumadin. Every individual reacts differently to the drug. It is affected by diet, other medications, activity level, and more. Our pharmacists help patients use Coumadin safely to receive optimum benefits from the drug.   Patients’ use of anticoagulant therapy depends upon the Vitamin K level in the body. Patients taking blood thinners must limit vegetables and other foods high in Vitamin K to reduce interaction risk. Naturally, patients taking anticoagulant drugs should not participate in contact sports or any activity that increases the risk of cutting and bruising.   Types of services offered: Our Coumadin clinic is staffed with a team of experts managing Coumadin. Our team’s deep understanding of the drug class protects clients from accidental misuse of Coumadin or other anticoagulant drugs. The team is experienced in guiding patients about Coumadin or other anticoagulant therapies.   Our services include:
    • Point-of-Care (POC) testing
    • Education
    • Dose adjustment
    • Individualized counseling and feedback regarding anticoagulation levels
      What sets us apart: Our team offers expert advice to patients about anticoagulant drugs. Patients of the clinic say they are more secure and confident about using the anticoagulant drugs they need with the support of the clinic. Patients receive continuous education about Coumadin and anticoagulants through discussion and printed educational materials.   Patients taking a regular Coumadin dose must receive regular blood tests to maintain the optimum level of the drug in the body. The amount of Coumadin the patient should take can change over time. If the patient’s plasma level is too high, it’s important to adjust the dosage.   Contact our office: Our Coumadin clinic helps patients prevent the harmful effects caused by over-dosage of Coumadin. Call us at (302) 338-9444 to arrange an appointment today. A staff member is available 24-hours a day to answer questions and concerns.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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