Anticoagulation is the treatment and prevention of blood clots. These clots can block blood flow to important areas of the body such as the heart, brain, lungs or limbs. An anticoagulant is often prescribed to treat people with blood clots in the legs and lungs, atrial fibrillation or after heart-valve replacement surgery.
The most common anticoagulant prescribed is warfarin, also known as CoumadinÂ®. MultiCare clinics also have experience dosing other anticoagulants such as low molecular weight heparins.
Your physician will need to complete a referral for you to be seen at one of MultiCare's Anticoagulation Clinics. You will be contacted by the clinic staff to schedule an initial appointment.
At each visit, you will see a pharmacist experienced in anticoagulation treatment. The pharmacist will:
Your first appointment may last 45 minutes. Comprehensive education is provided during the initial visit. Follow-up appointments take about 15 minutes. The INR will be checked about every four to six weeks, and more often when you first begin therapy.
There are many reasons to choose MultiCare Anticoagulation Clinics:
We will follow your care closely but you need to take the responsibility to follow exact instructions for drug dosing. It is important to notify the clinic if you have had a recent visit to the Emergency Department, been hospitalized, started a new medication or had any diet changes.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify the office to reschedule. Failure to keep your appointments or to follow any of the instructions given to you could result in serious health risks and/or termination from the program. Please notify the clinic if your telephone number changes.
Allenmore Anticoagulation Clinic
1901 S Union Ave, Suite #A-203
Open: Mon, 8am-4:30pm, Tues-Thurs, 7:30am-4pm, Fri, 7am-3:30pm
Auburn Anticoagulation Clinic
Auburn Medical Center - Plaza One
202 N. Division St. Suite #400
Open: Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm
Gig Harbor Anticoagulation Clinic
4545 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Suite #260
Open: Mon-Tues, 7am-5pm, Weds, 8am-4:30pm. Closed Thurs-Fri, 8am-4pm
Good Samaritan Health Resource Center
1322 3rd St. SE, Suite #020
Open: Mon-Thurs, 7pm-4pm, Fri, 7am-3:45pm
Bonney Lake Medical Building
10004 204th Ave East, Suite #2200
Open: Tues-Weds, 8am-4:30pm