If you are taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication Coumadin™ (warfarin) the new pharmacist-run Porter Anticoagulation Center can help you manage your medication therapy.
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 percent less likely to experience a severe bleed and 80 percent less likely to have a clot than 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.**
Our Anticoagulation Specialists Offer:
- Warfarin monitoring and dose adjustment
- One-on-one counseling with education about diet and drug interactions
- Quick 30 minute appointments with no long wait
- Same day INR blood test results
- Periodic progress notes to your doctor
- Convenient location on the Porter Adventist Hospital Campus at:
990 E. Harvard
Denver, CO 80210
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Don’t let anticoagulation therapy become out of control; call our specialists today!
For more information or to make an appointment please call: 303-765-6399.
Appointment required, no drop-ins please.
Read and complete this anticoagulation information sheet and referral form.
FORM MUST BE SIGNED BY A REFERRING PHYSICIAN
*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.