The Bellevue Hospital's Medication Mangement Clinic is currently geared for patients taking anticoagulant medications, and/or taking multiple medications for various reasons. Some examples of anticoagulant medications are Coumadin (warfarin), Heparin, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Elquis and Lovenox.
Anticoagulants ("blood thinners") are taken to prevent and control the development of blood clots. Managing anticoagulation medications is important since these medications can be dangerous if not monitored.
Individuals taking anticoagulant medications, or multiple medications, are eligible for the Medication Management Clinic.
The Medication Management Clinic is designed to help the patient, in collaboration with the physician, maximize therapy and avoid unwanted side effects.
Specially trained pharmacists see patients who have been enrolled in the clinic. During the visit, the pharmacist will discuss medications, diet, recent heath history and any other pertinent information related to the visit.
A small drop of blood will be obtained through a finger stick. From this drop of blood, the pharmacist will be able to determine if any changes to the blood thinner medication are needed. The patient is immediately informed of the results and the physician receives a report from the visit.
The Medication Management Clinic offers:
- Personal education, training and reviews
- Constant monitoring
- Enhanced communication between healthcare providers and the patient
- Personalized treatment plans monitored by our Certified Anticoagulations Pharmacists
The Medication Management Clinic is located in the Cardiopulmonary Department inside The Bellevue Hospital at 1400 W. Main Street, Bellevue, Ohio.
To be seen in the clinic, a referral from the patient's physician is required. A pharmacist will contact the patient to schedule an appointment.
For more information please call 419.484.5970, or email the following: