If you depend on blood thinning medication to prevent blood clots, regular monitoring is vital in preventing strokes and heart attacks. The C.O.A.G. Clinic is here to provide you with everything you need to successfully manage your medication levels.
Your first appointment will take about 45 minutes — and most subsequent appointments are scheduled for 15 minutes. We use a simple finger-stick blood sample to determine how well your medication is preventing blood clots. A healthcare provider will discuss any necessary medication adjustments, and provide you with easy-to-understand instructions on how to use your medication safely and effectively.
The C.O.A.G. Clinic is led by pharmacists and registered nurses who provide expert clinical and educational services in a timely and effective manner. For patients who cannot take oral medication, we provide the proper education so patients can self-inject their medicine at home.
We also provide an in-home medication management option for qualified patients taking Coumadin, Warfarin, Jantoven and other anticoagulant medication. This allows patients the convenience and freedom to self-test at home. Meanwhile, the C.O.A.G. Clinic manages their dosing in real-time while monitoring and providing education related to their medication needs.
Medication Management Services at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital includes a C.O.A.G. Clinic for children. As a partner of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, we understand the unique emotional and physical needs of young patients.
Because people of any age with chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for flu and pneumonia related complications, it is important they get the proper vaccinations at the right time. Medication Management Services at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital provides patients on blood-thinning medication with flu and pneumonia vaccinations, as well as pharmaceutical counseling. By providing vaccinations during patients’ C.O.A.G. follow-up appointments, we keep them healthy while saving them both time and travel.
Smoking and tobacco use is a major health risk. It’s also one of the toughest habits to break. Our Tobacco Management Services will give you the support you need to finally quit for good.
Our team understands the science and psychology behind using tobacco. Through a combination of counseling and medication, we’ll provide a pathway toward quitting that’s right for you. It all starts with enrollment in our free, 8-week tobacco cessation program led by certified counselors trained at the Mayo Clinic. This clinically proven two-month course is designed to help patients quit smoking safely—and permanently.
We also provide a free test to determine your risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)— a disease that makes it hard for you to exhale air from your lungs, and is the fourth most common cause of death in the U.S. One of our clinicians will provide you the results to share with your primary care physician for any necessary follow-up.