Augusta University Anticoagulation Clinic

What is the Augusta University Anticoagulation Clinic?

The Augusta University Anticoagulation Clinic is here to help monitor and manage the medication(s) you take for blood thinning purposes.  Our clinic is located in the Medical Center on the first floor and is staffed by clinical pharmacists. The pharmacists, working in conjunction with your referring physician and a licensed practical nurse, will monitor your anticoagulation therapy.

Why is a special clinic needed to manage my medicine?

Blood thinning medication(s) can be dangerous if not closely monitored.  To ensure safety, your blood clotting time or INR must be checked at least once a month.  However upon starting a new medication, more frequent visits are needed when changes are made to your other medications or if your INR results are not within the therapeutic range.

How am I enrolled in the clinic?

Blood thinning medication(s) can be dangerous if not closely monitored.  To ensure safety, your blood clotting time or INR must be checked at least once a month.  However upon starting a new medication, more frequent visits are needed when changes are made to your other medications or if your INR results are not within the therapeutic range.

What happens at the Augusta University Anticoagulation Clinic?

At your appointments, the nurse will check your INR by using a finger stick blood test or blood draw if necessary and the result will be available immediately. The pharmacist will ask some questions about your health and medications, and help determine what is right for you.