Contact: Jennifer Gresham, RN
Telephone: (419) 675-8136
Hours: Mon 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tue 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; & Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Coumadin Clinic at OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital offers education regarding the patient's condition and medication, as well as supervised, structured blood-level monitoring.
Our trained medical staff, pharmacist and a dietitian will assist you to help you understand your Coumadin therapy. As a patient enrolled in the Coumadin Clinic, you can expect the following, all before you leave your appointment:
- You will be given an appointment set up by clinic staff.
- You will have your blood level drawn to check for clotting time.
- You will know your blood level results, and what they should be.
- You will be informed of any change in your Coumadin dose.
- You will be scheduled for your next appointment.
- If needed, you can be given a new prescription by the pharmacist.
If you are currently taking Coumadin and are interested in the Coumadin clinic, please ask your physician for a referral. If you have questions about Coumadin or the Coumadin clinic, we are here to help you. For further information, please call the number above, and we can assist you.
More on Coumadin
Coumadin, or Warfarin, is a medication used to prevent or treat specific medical conditions. Your physician may prescribe Coumadin if you have or have had any of these conditions:
- DVT - (deep vein thrombosis) - a blood clot that forms in the arm or leg
- Atrial Fibrillation - an irregular, rapid heart beat
- PE - (pulmonary embolus) - a blood clot that forms in the lung
- A heart valve replacement
- A stent placement
- An extensive heart attack
Coumadin, contrary to common thought, is NOT a blood thinner. It is a medication used to help reduce unwanted blood clots from forming in the blood, or to keep a known blood clot from becoming larger. If not controlled, these types of blood clots can cause life-threatening conditions, such as heart blockage, pulmonary embolus and stroke. With proper management, maintaining a therapeutic or desirable blood level can be done effectively to reduce these risks.