Coumadin is an oral anticoagulant (commonly referred to as “bloodthinner”) that is currently used in cardiology and other field of medicine, to prevent or treat thromboembolic events (improper blood flow, clotting and its effects).
For patients who take coumadin, St. Francis Family Health Care offers a special clinic to help manage coumadin dosage and monitor the blood’s clotting ability. We offer a blood test to ensure that the dosage is correct and that the blood is neither too ‘thin’ or too ‘thick’ as well as valuable education about diet and safety tips while on the drug.
The Coumadin Clinic is located at the St. Francis Family Life Services facility, 114 E. South Hills Drive, Maryville. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Physicians may refer patients to the clinic by calling (660) 562-2525.