UC Davis Medical Center Pharmacy Anticoagulation Services cares for patients who are at risk for blood clots or stroke and who are taking drugs such as warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants (apixaban, rivaroxaban, edoxaban, dabigatran), and low molecular weight heparin (enoxaparin and dalteparin). The anticoagulation staff consists of an interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, physicians, and medical office service coordinators specially trained in anticoagulation therapy.
We collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure patients receive safe and effective care while being on anticoagulation therapy. Our staff assists with monitoring lab results in the inpatient hospital and outpatient clinic setting to assess if any changes need to be made in the dosing of anticoagulation therapy. Patients seen in clinic are consulted over the phone or seen face-to-face at our clinic, recommending dose changes and follow-up lab work.
UC Davis Outpatient Pharmacy Services cares for patients who are at risk for blood clots or stroke and currently on anticoagulation therapy. Examples of anticoagulants include:
- Apixaban (Eliquis®)
- Dabigatran (Pradaxa®)
- Dalteparin (Fragmin®)
- Edoxaban (Savaysa®)
- Enoxaparin (Lovenox®)
- Fondaparinux (Arixtra®)
- Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®)
The anticoagulation staff consists of an interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, physicians, and medical office service coordinators specially trained in anticoagulation therapy. Our comprehensive face-to-fact and telephonic program allows patients to be treated right from the laboratory in their neighborhood.
- Monitoring anticoagulation therapy while admitted at UC Davis Medical Center
- Assist with transitioning you from the hospital inpatient setting to outpatient clinic setting regarding anticoagulation therapy
- Help you get started as a new patient
- Evaluate your health history, current medications, and diet
- Help you understand anticoagulation therapy and your individual treatment plan
- Provide nutrition and lifestyle recommendation
- Perform international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring and recommend dose adjustments as needed
- Evaluate changes in diet, acute illnesses, and other medications that could affect your therapy
- Coordinate anticoagulation therapy for scheduled procedures 24 hour on-call service for any anticoagulation therapy emergencies
- Provide anticoagulation education while in the hospital and in clinic
All patients wishing to become a part of UC Davis Medical Center Anticoagulation Clinic must be referred by a UC Davis Physician.
- All patients must have a primary care provider at UC Davis Medical Center.
- A specialty provider may act as the primary care physician (PCP) for the patient, but the provider must be prepared to answer all questions related to the patients care while being cared for at the Anticoagulation Clinic.
- Per policy, the pharmacy outpatient anticoagulation clinic will unfortunately not be able to assist you in monitoring anticoagulation therapy until you have been seen in clinic.
- If you are starting warfarin therapy outside of the hospital, all INR testing will not be provided until you can be seen in the pharmacy outpatient anticoagulation clinic.
UC Davis Medical Center Anticoagulation Clinic provides education classes about anticoagulation therapy.
Class Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
- Patients will be scheduled into these classes by the pharmacy anticoagulation clinic.
- Patients will need to bring an up-to-date home medication list.
- Patients on warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®) will have their INR checked during this session unless told otherwise.