The Saint Joseph Martin Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic is an important adjunct to cardiovascular services. Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants) are often prescribed in patients who have heart or vascular problems. Patients on long-term blood-thinning medications need to be closely monitored to ensure maximum safety and effectiveness of this beneficial therapy. The Anticoagulation Clinic is your partner for efficient, high-quality medication management and education.
Your Partners in Cardiovascular Health
The Anticoagulation Clinic is led by a team of clinically-trained pharmacists who coordinate with the patient and referring physician to effectively manage each individual's anticoagulation therapy. The Clinic will work closely with each patient to test for appropriate blood levels that are too high or too low for several days. During your visit to the clinic, you can expect:
- Visits take 15 to 20 minutes
- A pharmacist will talk to you and answer any questions you may have
- A small blood sample will be taken from your finger
- Adjustments to your medication may be made, if needed
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled
Immediate, Accurate Results in Minutes
Patients must take appropriate doses of blood thinning medications to prevent clot formation or bleeding. Since many medications, foods and conditions can affect a patient's response to blood thinners, frequent blood tests, education and discussions with your pharmacist and referring physician are required.
The Anticoagulation Clinic has the capability to test with finger-stick blood samples, which reduces the need for blood to be taken from veins. Results are immediate, accurate and less invasive.
Schedule an Appointment
Once prescribed by your referring physician, you may schedule visits by calling our clinic:
Saint Joseph Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic
11203 Main Street
Martin, KY 41649