Franciscan St. Anthony Health's Anticoagulation Clinic specializes in the treatment and prevention of blood clots using medications commonly known as blood thinners to assist patients with irregular heartbeats, to help heart attack victims and people who have prosthetic heart valves.
The Anticoagulation Clinic offers:
- Staff of clinical pharmacists
- Medication management to meet patient needs
- Faster test results than conventional testing labs
- Less bleeding
- Immediate pharmaceutical analysis
- Counseling for dieting and lifestyles
A physician referral is necessary to enroll in the clinic. The pharmacists work with the patient and his or her physician during the course of drug therapy. This team approach can decrease the risk of side effects and improve patient outcomes.
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