Services

For Optimum Medication Therapy and Safety


University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health's (UM UCH) comprehensive approach to Anticoagulation Management will help to decrease an individual’s risk of developing complications and will improve your health through increased patient education and close monitoring of your medication therapy.

Our Anticoagulation Service provides an outpatient-based monitoring program for individuals who have been prescribed oral anticoagulation medications such as Coumadin (warfarin). You will receive education about your disease/condition and your medications. If medication changes are made, the pharmacist can provide you with a new prescription. Each appointment will include blood work (via a fingerstick), and one-on-one consultation and education with one of our pharmacists who is specifically trained in anticoagulation management. The results of your blood work will be used to adjust the dosage of your anticoagulation medication for optimum therapy and safety.

Our patients will receive education about their medication, their prescriptions will be called into the pharmacy of their choice, and follow-up appointments will be scheduled.