What is Coumadin?
Coumadin (Warfarin) is an oral anticoagulant that is currently used in cardiology and other fields of medicine, to prevent or treat thromboembolic events (improper blood flow, clotting and its effects). Some of these conditions include cerebrovascular accident ("stroke"), atrial fibrillation, blood clots in arteries or veins, pulmonary embolism, severe heart failure, extensive heart attacks, heart valve replacement, and sometimes, following stent placement in a blood vessel
The use of Coumadin must be monitored closely to ensure correct dosage and to minimize the risk of bleeding.
At GMA's Coumadin Clinic, patients have a finger stick and know the results immediately. The dose can be adjusted at the time of the appointment and there is no need to wait for lab results.
Just ask your primary care provider at Glacier Medical for a referral to participate in this clinic. Our Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8am-4pm. If you have any questions, feel free to call 862-2515 and ask for the lab.