What is Coumadin?
Warfarin (often known by the brand name Coumadin) is used to treat or prevent new blood clots from forming in your body. Preventing harmful blood clots helps to reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Coumadin is an anticoagulant, sometimes called a "blood thinner." It helps to keep blood flowing smoothly in your body and decreases the clotting proteins in your blood.
While you're on Coumadin, it's very important to have the level of medication in your blood monitored regularly. We offer counseling and education to help you understand your medication therapy, potential complications, dietary considerations, and ways to avoid negative reactions.
Coumadin services appointments and referrals
To make an appointment for our services, please:
- Ask your primary care provider for a referral.
- Call us at New London Hospital or Newport Health Center to schedule an appointment.
- Register at our central registration location when you arrive for your appointment prior to coming upstairs to our clinic.