The Polyclinic Anticoagulation Clinic (ACC) serves our patient population through the management of anticoagulation therapy known as warfarin or Coumadin®. Anticoagulants (sometimes called "blood thinners") are medications that slow down the blood clotting process. They can keep harmful clots from forming in your heart, veins or arteries. These blood clots can block the flow of blood causing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolus (PE), heart attacks or strokes. The most common indication for anticoagulation therapy is atrial fribrillation, a type of irregular heart rhythm.
A patient may be referred to the Anticoagulation Clinic by his or her doctor when specialized treatment is needed. The staff at The Polyclinic’s Anticoagulation Clinic is able to provide thorough, comprehensive care through visits with pharmacists or a nurse practitioner and with the help of medical assistants.
Our anticoagulation services and benefits include:
- Immediate test results
- Ongoing patient education
- Pharmacist/nurse practitioner consultation
- Medication management
- Communication with providers
- Management around surgeries and/or procedures