Interested in Anticoagulation Therapy?
For more information, contact Isabelle Millet-Loonis, PharmD, PhD at 203-276-4347
Please note: While we're here to help, we require a referral from your physician.
You may have recently started on an anticoagulant (also known as blood thinners) or have been on it for a long period of time. You also may be aware that anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin®) can save lives and prevent dangerous blood clots, but also carry the risk of unwanted bleeding.
Stamford Health's Anticoagulation Clinic offers a team approach to addressing all your questions and concerns about taking blood thinners.
Together with your referring physician, our anticoagulation team will:
- Test your INR with a simple fingerstick to get your result within minutes. INR (International Normalized ratio) reflects how long it takes for your blood to clot (also called prothrombin time).
- Help you achieve your INR goals
- Consult with you about your dose of warfarin and adjust as needed
- Speak with you about how your other medications and diet may affect your warfarin level
- Ask about any noticeable changes in your overall health, or other issues that can impact your compliance with your appointments for INR testing
Why Choose Us
Stamford Health's anticoagulation team brings together certified experts in their field. We're specially trained to work with you to address all your needs when it comes to being on blood thinners. We understand the concerns you may have if you've been prescribed blood thinners, especially if you have conditions such as atrial fibrillation or have experienced a stroke in the past. Our team is in constant communication with your referring physician and will immediately address any concerns regarding your anticoagulation therapy, should they arise.
As part of your anticoagulation therapy and treatment plan at Stamford Health, we may ask you the following questions on a regular basis:
- Has anything changed recently in your medical condition?
- Have you had any changes in your medications or supplements?
- Have you missed any doses of warfarin or taken more than your prescribed dose since your INR was last checked?
- Have you noticed any excessive bruising, nosebleeds or any other bleeding?
- Do you have any surgeries or procedures coming up?
We know life on blood thinners can be challenging. That's why we're here to support you and encourage you to keep an open conversation about your medications and your health.