20-24 S. Washington Street, Binghamton, NY 13903
276 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY 13904
105 Ridgehaven Drive, Vestal, NY 13850
500 Fifth Avenue, Owego, NY 13827
Lourdes Anticoagulation Clinic offers improved patient
convenience and a streamlined program in an effort to provide you
with the best management of your oral anticoagulation therapy. The
benefits of anticoagulation therapy are proven, however, there are
risks associated with this therapy. As a patient of this clinic, we
will work together to minimize these risks.
The clinic is staffed by certified anticoagulation management
therapy professionals who will provide you with comprehensive care
and education. The clinic offers:
- An assessment with a certified nurse.
- Blood testing that can be done right in our office with
- Further instructions, based on your immediate
results, related to your dose of medicine and follow-up.
- Patient education about anticoagulation, possible interactions,
possible complications, and side effects.
Many drugs can increase or decrease the effects of warfarin
(Coumadin®), an anticoagulant used to reduce clots from forming in
the blood, which can result in clots or bleeding. In addition,
certain foods containing significant amounts of vitamin K may
counteract the effects of warfarin. Our staff will work with you,
your physician, and family members to review all medications you
are taking, dietary habits and restrictions, and discuss any signs
or symptoms of possible negative effects of the anticoagulation
therapy. A complete report of each visit to the clinic is available
to the referring physician.
Services are offered at several Lourdes locations for added
patient convenience. Physician referral is required.
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