A new anticoagulation clinic recently opened at Lourdes West Pasco. The outpatient clinic helps patients who take prescription medications such as Coumadin or Heparin to prevent blood clots, a Lourdes Health Network news release said.
Through the clinic, pharmacists review patients' prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for potentially harmful interactions, perform blood tests and provide lab results, communicate lab results to patients and their primary care doctors, adjust dosages as needed and provide patient education about blood thinners, the release said.
"A key feature at the clinic is that patients immediately receive results from their blood tests. Gone are the anxious hours of waiting for the doctor's office to call with lab results and medication guidance," the news release said.
Patients are referred by their doctors.
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The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 509-546-8367 or go to LWPAnticoag@lourdesonline.org.