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Anticoagulation Management

Anticoagulation medications, also known as blood thinners, decrease the risk of blood clots that could lead to serious health conditions. It’s very important that you and your care team work together to monitor your blood thinners because the correct dosage can protect you from harmful side effects.

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Helping you manage blood thinner medications

Your blood thinner medication likely falls into one of these 2 categories:

  • Vitamin K Antagonists: A group of substances that lowers the risk of blood clotting by reducing the action of vitamin K, such as Warfarin (Coumadin®) and Warfarin (Jantoven®).
  • Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs): Medications taken orally that directly prevent your body from developing blood clots, including Apixaban (Eliquis®), Dabigatran (Pradaxa®), Edozaban (Savaysa®) and Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®)
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To better manage, treat and even prevent blood clots from forming, people with the following conditions may require anticoagulation therapy:

Acute myocardial infarction with severe left ventricle dysfunction
Atrial fibrillation
Cardioembolic stroke
Cerebral venous thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Hypercoagulable disorders
Left ventricular dysfunction
Post-operative hip and knee surgery
Pulmonary embolism
Valvular heart disease


Common blood thinners used as part of a person’s unique wellness plan include:

  • Arixtra®
  • Coumadin®
  • Dabigatran
  • Enoxaparin
  • Fondaparinux
  • Lovenox®
  • Pradaxa®
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Warfarin
  • Xarelto®


Warfarin is a blood thinner that is used to treat blood clots while also lowering the chance of blood clots from forming and moving to different parts of your body. Warfarin is commonly used to treat people who have:



Our goal is to minimize side effects from medications used in your wellness plan. Together, we can achieve that with frequent monitoring. You’ll have an entire team behind you to answer questions, schedule follow-up appointments and report on your progress.

Your specialized team is also here to help you with:

  • Analyzing blood tests as well as scheduling appointments and follow-ups as needed
  • Coordinating at-home blood tests for people who are homebound
  • Counseling on diet and safety behaviors
  • Fingerstick blood testing
  • Frequent monitoring for side effects or other issues
  • Identifying and managing adverse effects
  • Managing anticoagulant medications ahead of elective procedures and surgeries
  • Reviewing and managing interactions between medications, vitamins and herbal supplements
  • Renewing medications and coordinating lab requests in a timely and easy manner
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