The Anticoagulation Clinic at Wing Memorial Hospital helps patients
monitor and manage the medications taken to prevent blood clots.
Anticoagulation is a term that describes the reduced ability of the
blood to form clots. Anticoagulants, while commonly called blood
thinners, actually make blood cells less likely to stick together,
preventing clots from forming. Due to certain conditions such as atrial
fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism or other
hereditary conditions, many patients require the use of an
anticoagulant. The length of treatment and choice of medication is
unique to each patient.
The clinic provides a high level of care for patients who require
anticoagulation therapy. The Anticoagulation Clinic works closely with
the physicians and staff to ensure safe and effective anticoagulation
therapy for patients throughout Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical
Anticoagulation Clinic services include:
- On-site clinic provides blood testing with immediate warfarin (Coumadin) dose recommendations
- Provision of other anticoagulation medications for patients who are
not able to take warfarin (Coumadin) for brief periods of time due to
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. To schedule an
appointment in the Anticoagulation Clinic, call 413-284-1245.
Wing Memorial Hospital
40 Wright Street, Palmer, MA 01069