Anticoagulation and Medication Therapy Clinic
The Anticoagulation and Medication Therapy Clinic is located on the first floor of the Specialty Clinics building, next to the Specialty Clinics Pharmacy and valet parking services.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Once you and your physician decide to use our clinic, we will contact you to schedule an initial appointment.
The Anticoagulation and Medication Therapy Clinic at Froedtert Hospital provides you the opportunity to sit down with a Clinical Pharmacist for a dedicated visit about your medication regimen. This includes efficient and reliable care for patients in need of warfarin (Coumadin®) and epoetin (Procrit®) therapy. Pharmacists are available to answer questions about any of your medications and how to optimize their effectiveness.
Some blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin (Coumadin®), require careful monitoring. Doses are adjusted based on your response to the medication, so it’s important that dose-response monitoring and adjustment be done by experts.
During your appointment, you will get immediate INR blood test results from point-of-service testing. If your warfarin dose needs adjusting, our pharmacists can do it right away before you leave. Most visits take only 15-20 minutes. Our pharmacists also manage and teach patients who need injectable anticoagulants how to self-inject their medication.
Medication Therapy Management
It's important that you understand your medication regimen - what medications you're on, how they interact, the possible side effects and how to tell if they are working effectively.
Medication Therapy Management gives you the chance to meet one-on-one with a pharmacist to review and discuss your medications. Our pharmacists can answer your questions, including whether you are on the most cost-effective medications and when is the best time of day to take each one.
Your physician may refer you to the Medication Therapy Clinic for management of your anemia. Anemia is a blood disorder that occurs when the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues in the body. Your anemia may need to be treated with an erythropoietin stimulating agent (ESA) medication called epoetin (Procrit®). This medication sends signals to the bone marrow to make more red blood cells.
During your appointment, the pharmacist will go through your medications, allergies and immunizations, check your blood pressure, and review your lab results. The pharmacist will determine the appropriate epoetin (Procrit®) dose and administer the medication. Most visits only take 20-30 minutes.
Your pharmacist will coordinate care with your physicians, treatment teams and clinics to to make sure that everyone is on the same page and to ensure you receive the highest quality anticoagulation and medication management.