The anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin), sometimes called a blood thinner, can stop harmful blood clots from forming or growing larger. But it's important that you get regular blood tests while taking these medications in order to prevent bleeding and to optimize efficacy.
Our Anticoagulant Therapy Services
At Cape Regional Health System's Antithrombosis, we offer convenient, high-quality monitoring and management of warfarin (Coumadin), as well as bridging therapy with injectable anticoagulants.
These treatments may be used for the prevention and treatment of a variety of conditions, such as:
- Pulmonary embolism.
- Deep-vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg).
- Blood clots.
- Heart attack.
- Management of mechanical heart valves.
Our pharmacists are certified anticoagulation providers, and we are the only pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinic in the Cape May County area.
Fast and Coordinated Care
When you come into the antithrombosis center, you'll be seen within 5 minutes of your appointed time. After a simple finger stick, your results (known as INR, or international normalized ratio) will be available immediately. If you need an adjustment in your medication dose, our pharmacist will be able to help you with that right away.
Your primary care physician will also receive our notes and the results of your test that same day.
Ask your Physician for a Referral
Our services do require a physician's referral. Call 609.463.4272 for more information or to request that we fax a referral form to your doctor.
We offer Saturday appointments for your convenience.