Anticoagulation Clinic helps patients
with a variety of health problems
Monitoring patients who require blood-thinners and educating them about drug and food safety are the primary functions of SACMC's Anticoagulation Clinic.
The clinic, now located at 2142 Sunset Drive, in the building Community Medical Associates One (CMA One), helps patients to regulate their dosages of Coumadin (Warfarin), a drug used to help slow blood clotting.
We treat patients who have a variety of conditions, such as atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, as well as some who have had major joint replacements to prevent clotting in the legs.
Practitioners give focused assessments, check vital signs and give a blood test that takes only about a minute before results are available for the patient.
Clotting can block the blood supply to organs such as the brain or heart and cause a stroke or heart attack.
The clinic also edcuates its patients about drug and food interactions.
Many prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, including aspirin, can interact with warfarin and cause additional problems. Also vitamins and herbal preparations are not advised.
For more information, feel free to call us at 325-947-6605. Physician referral is required. Fax 325-947-6607.