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Anticoagulation Management Program

Individualized management for safe and effective care

Our Anticoagulation Management Program is for patients taking anticoagulants, or blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin). Our team works closely with patients to prevent clot formation and minimize the risk of excessive bleeding.

What does the Anticoagulation Management Program team do?

Our team works with patients to:

  • Create individualized dosing plans
  • Provide education to help our patients understand their medications and dosing plan
  • Conduct laboratory monitoring
  • Provide personalized management before and after surgeries and procedures
  • Assess medication interactions and nutrition changes

Why is anticoagulation management necessary?

  • Some anticoagulants, such as warfarin, require highly individualized dosing.
  • The dose that works for one person may not work for another.
  • Individualized treatment will produce a unique plan that is optimized for each person and their situation.
  • Too much anticoagulation medication can increase the risk of side effects, such as bleeding.
  • If unmanaged, clots can block blood flow to the heart, brain or other parts of the body. This can cause a stroke, a heart attack, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE).
To learn more, contact your primary care provider. Please note: You must be actively receiving care from a St. Luke’s primary care physician within the last 12 months to receive this service.

A referral is required for this service.If you need one, talk to your primary care provider.

To establish care with a St. Luke’s primary care provider, call 218.249.4000 or find a clinic near you.

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