If you depend on blood thinning medication to prevent blood clots,
regular monitoring is vital in preventing strokes and heart attacks. Our Medication Management Services team 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 Medication Management Services department 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
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, we manage their dosing
in real-time while monitoring and providing education related to their
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’ follow-up appointments, we keep
them healthy while saving them both time and travel.
Tobacco Management Services
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
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.