Anticoagulation

The Anticoagulation Management Clinic is located in the small, brick building directly across from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Emergency Department entrance. There is designated free patient parking, a clearly-marked main entrance and three spacious exam rooms. Anticoagulation Clinic is by appointment only.

Appointment Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:15 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Information:

General: 410-337-4483
Fax: 410-337-3913
Central Scheduling: 410-427-5500

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center offers an Anticoagulation Management Clinic to patients who are taking ORAL anticoagulation (blood-thinning) medications. The Anticoagulation Management Clinic provides individualized patient care including blood test monitoring, dosage adjustments, education and communication with all other healthcare providers. This service has been shown to improve the safety and effectiveness of anticoagulation therapy.

Anyone taking anticoagulant medications who is referred by his or her doctor can use the Anticoagulation Management Clinic. The first session takes about a half hour, and each additional session, 15 minutes. This service is covered by most insurance plans.

Knowledgeable staff will work with the patient as well as his or her caregiver, physician and pharmacy to ensure the patient is receiving the correct medication dose. Specialists individually counsel patients and caregivers about: drug and food interactions, potential adverse medication reactions, over- or under-anticoagulation symptoms, diet and exercise modifications. At each visit, the patient will receive a copy of blood test results and written instructions for medication dosing.

What is an Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS)?

An AMS is a service that coordinates all aspects of your anticoagulation therapy. The AMS provides individualized patient care including blood test monitoring, dosage adjustments, education and communication with all other health care providers. AMS have been shown to improve the safety and effectiveness of anticoagulation therapy.

What services will University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center AMS provide?

  • Ongoing education of patient, family and caregivers using a variety of methods
    • Educational Pamphlets
    • One-on-one education tailored to the needs of the patient
  • Communication with all of your other health care providers as needed
  • Copy of blood test results and written instructions for medication dosing at each visit
  • Written copy of your results sent to your referring physician after each visit