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LMH Anticoagulation Clinic

Some patients need medication to reduce the risk of blood clots. If your doctor prescribes anticoagulation therapy to thin your blood, it’s important to have your clotting level checked at regular intervals, so your dosage can be adjusted as needed. At LMH Anticoagulation Clinic, our goal is to assist you and your physician in safely and effectively monitoring and managing your anticoagulation drug therapy. Our pharmacists and nurse practitioners perform a quick test with immediate results to determine how well your medication is working.

Fingerstick Blood Test

In order to eliminate the need for painful blood draws and long wait times, we perform a simple fingerstick blood test to monitor your international normalized ratio (INR), which indicates how quickly your blood clots. INRs are frequently evaluated to maintain the benefits of the drug and reduce your risk of bleeding or forming a blood clot.

Immediate Results

After your fingerstick test, we'll give you immediate results and adjust your dosage during your appointment if needed. Results are also sent to your prescribing physician.

Convenience and Safety

The LMH Anticoagulation Clinic is conveniently located on the main floor of the 4th Street Health Plaza, on the northwest corner of 4th and Maine Streets. Our highly trained team of nurse practitioners and pharmacists are dedicated to your safety. To ensure continued excellence and safety, protocols and procedures are under the supervision of our physician medical directors.

We specialize in monitoring patients who take warfarin (Coumadin®) or other anticoagulants to treat blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis), blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation), mechanical heart valve replacement or any other cardiovascular or circulatory disease.

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