Specialties

  • Anticoagulation Clinic

  • What are the benefits of anticoagulation therapy? 

    If you are taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication named Coumadin (warfarin), the St. Thomas More anticoagulation Clinic can help you manage your medication therapy. The program is run by a pharmacist who will oversee your medication treatment plan.

    Anticoagulants are very important for your health, but if mismanaged they can cause serious, disabling and even life-threatening bleeding or clotting problems.

    According to a recent scientific study, patients who are regularly monitored by a pharmacist-run anticoagulation clinic are 77% less likely to experience a severe bleed and 80% less likely to have a clot, compared to those managed by usual medical care.* Studies show that at least half of patients managed by anticoagulation clinics are more likely to be within their INR range, as opposed to only one-third of those managed with usual medical care.**

    * According to Chiquette E. Amato MG, Bussey HI. Comparison of an anticoagulation clinic with usual medical care: anticoagulation control, patient outcomes, and health care costs. Arch Intern Med. 1998; 158: 1641-7.
    ** According to Witt DM, et al. CHEST 2005; 127: 1515-1522.

  • Our services

    • Warfarin monitoring and dose adjustment
    • One-on-one counseling with education about diet and drug interactions with your warfarin
    • Quick 30-minute appointments with no long wait times
    • Same day INR blood test results (INR measures how fast your blood clots and lets us know when your dose needs to be changed.)
    • Progress notes are faxed to your primary care physician after each clinic visit.
    • Convenient location within St. Thomas More Hospital
  • Hours & Location

    The clinic is open on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The clinic is located within St. Thomas More Hospital near the main lobby.

  • Appointment Information

    To best accommodate our patients, we require that each patient make an appointment for each visit. To make an appointment, call us at 719-285-2291.

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 719-285-2291
    Fax: 719-285-2182

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