For those taking Coumadin or other blood thinners, frequent monitoring to measure the medication’s effect is essential. The St. Jude Heritage Medical Group Coumadin Clinic offers an easy and convenient solution: patients make an appointment, are seen promptly, have their blood tested (a finger stick puncture) and receive on-the-spot results. If your dosage needs to be adjusted, our clinical staff, who specialize in anticoagulation therapy, will discuss the change “face to face"—no more waiting days for lab results delivered via a phone call. Equally important, this cardiologist-supervised clinic offers personalized education about Coumadin, tailored to address specific needs and questions.
Patients are referred to the Coumadin Clinic by their St. Jude Heritage physician. Because of our state-of-the-art electronic medical records, your medical history and health information is instantly available whenever you are seen —and updated with each test result. This ensures your cardiologist is immediately aware of lab results and any dosage adjustment.