Anticoagulation Clinic (Coumadin Clinic)
Located at 1676 E. McMurray Blvd.
Phone : (520) 381-6787
Casa Grande Regional Medical Center's (CGRMC's) Anticoagulation Clinic helps patients to coordinate and optimize the anticoagulation medications (blood thinners) Warfarin or brand name Coumadin by:
Managing anticoagulation dosing
Providing systematic monitoring and patient evaluation
Providing ongoing education
Communicating with other providers involved in the patient's care
People who might be taking anticoagulation drugs include those with a history of blood clots, artificial valves, strokes, Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA's), or heart atrial fibrillation. Warfarin and Coumadin are the only oral medications at this time that can prevent clots from forming. However, these anticoagulation agents interact with many foods, medications, and herbs, so it is difficult to maintain a stable control of the medication.
The clinic is located at CGRMC's Urgent Care building at 1676 E. McMurray Blvd. Patients may park on the north side of the building and enter the building on the west side. The clinic is all inclusive, combining registration, finger stick and nurse consultation all in the same location. A physician refers patients to the clinic, but our clinic is open to the public and we welcome winter visitors who have out of state physicians.
The clinic coordinator is a Registerd Nurse and a Certified Anticoagulation Provider. Patients schedule appointment times and begin with a finger stick. They receive their results immediately for the one-on-one consultation with our certified specialist.
Winter hours (November-May) are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer hours (June-October) are Tuesday and Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
A typical appointment would take 30 minutes and includes the blood draw, immediate results, regulation of medication dosages, education and scheduling of their next appointment. The clinic also benefits doctors because they can be assured that their patients are being seen and evaluated regularly for risk factors related to anticoagulation with a certified specialist. Our clinic originally opened in February of 2002 to address the needs of patients on anticoagulation medication. As a result of the clinic, the hospital has seen a decrease in emergencies/hospitalizations due to anticoagulation bleeding events.