In addition to providing standardized patient education and evaluate ongoing medication adherence and anticoagulation knowledge, UNM Health System’s anticoagulation clinic provides comprehensive warfarin (Coumadin) management including, but not limited to:
- Routine INR monitoring and dosage adjustment
- Peri-procedural management
- Risk/benefit evaluation for continued anticoagulation therapy
We now also provide comprehensive education and counseling for the new anticoagulants known as the direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOAC). We assist with the transition to and from DOACs and warfarin and serve as a consultant service for the optimal management of these new agents.
We are located inside UNM Hospital, but we are striving to incorporate the ideals of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model and have expanded our care into several of the outlying UNM Family Health Clinics. Please contact us at 505-272-6202 for additional information.
We are a pharmacist-run specialty clinic focusing on anticoagulation medication management. Pharmacists are uniquely qualified to provide appropriate management as medication experts. Our pharmacists have extensive training and knowledge in anticoagulation therapies and consistently provide the highest level of care to our patients.
Because warfarin requires consistent, routine blood monitoring, our clinic providers have the opportunity to develop positive rapport with patients and ensure appropriate and safe follow up for each and every patient. We also provide education on other anticoagulants, including apixaban and rivaroxaban.
As part of UNMH's Antithrombosis Services, which also includes the inpatient antithrombosis team and the outpatient anticoagulation clinic, we are recognized by the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment program and are considered an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence. Participation in this program demonstrates our ongoing goal to achieve the highest level of care and the best possible outcomes for our patients on antithrombotic medications.
We currently accept referrals from, and are proud to serve the patients of UNM Hospitals, First Choice Clinics, First Nations Clinic, Indian Health Services and Healthcare for the Homeless.