The Anticoagulation Ambulatory Clinic is an outpatient comprehensive program that is designed to help patients safely manage their blood thinning therapy.
Some additional patient benefits include:
- Immediate results of your INR test.
- Communication of any therapy change during your clinic visit.
- A personalized treatment plan, including a review of medications to fit your lifestyle.
- Enhanced education to better understand your treatment.
Why would you need to take an anticoagulant?
Your healthcare provider may prescribe warfarin if you have a condition which makes you susceptible to blood clots including:
- Atrial fibrillation.
- History of stroke, heart attack or blood clots.
- Certain types of artificial heart valves.
- Certain genetic disorders.
Who can use the Anticoagulation Ambulatory Clinic?
Any patient who is taking warfarin:
- Long-term or short-term therapy patients.
- New or established therapy patients.
Why use the Anticoagulation Ambulatory Clinic?
Anticoagulation is a delicate balance—relatively small changes in your warfarin dose, diet, vitamin/herbals, other medications or exercise can make a big difference. Anticoagulant therapy needs to be monitored and managed to prevent any dangerous side effects. To achieve the best outcomes you should monitor your daily and weekly behaviors with the anticoagulation pharmacist at Berger Health System. When starting anticoagulation therapy you will have several individualized appointments. Over time as your therapy becomes consistent, your visits will be scheduled approximately every four weeks.
How do I become a patient at the Anticoagulation Ambulatory Clinic?
Your healthcare provider will need to refer you to the Anticoagulation Ambulatory Clinic. Speak with your healthcare provider today to see if you would be a candidate.