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The pharmacists at the Anticoagulation Clinic are committed to providing quality clinical and educational services that are timely and responsive to the needs of patients, families, other health professionals and the community.
The Oral Anticoagulation Clinic (OAC) of Stanford Health Care offers a comprehensive range of patient-focused pharmacy services. The goal of OAC is to optimize the patient's anticoagulation therapy with warfarin and/or low-molecular weight heparin.
Patients are carefully monitored and followed using an established anticoagulation protocol including lab draws and follow-up visits or phone calls. In addition, the clinical pharmacist is available 24 hours a day via pager for emergency situations regarding the patient's anticoagulation therapy.
The clinic is currently managing 30-40 patients per day and receives referrals from multiple services including Cardiology, Oncology, Transplant Surgery, Hematology, Primary care/Internal medicine groups.
Oral Anticoagulation Clinic is a critical source of patient support and education since the staff interfaces with each patient at least once a month. The staff also provides educational services about anticoagulation, possible interactions, possible complications and side effects.
Also known as "blood thinners," anticoagulants are a type of medication used to prevent or break up clots in blood vessels or the heart.
All patients must be referred by a Stanford doctor.
For blood draw only, contact us for a requisition order good for six months. We request that routine blood draws be done for patients who cannot be seen during the regular Oral Anticoagulation Clinic appointments.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Your initial visit will be a one-hour education session about Warfarin use including side effects, drug and diet interactions, and clinic policies.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
Have your INR checked if you have not seen us for a long time.
Get updated labels once a month at the registration desk.
Labels given to you at admitting must be attached to your samples/records.
Keep an updated list of medications with you to review at your visits.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.