Enrollment & Appointments
Over 195 Physicians confidently refer their patients to Deaconess Anticoagulation Clinic.
Patients are seen at the Deaconess Anticoagulation Clinic by referral only. Patients interested in anticoagulation therapy at one of our four convenient locations should contact their doctor.
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Refer a Patient
Send via Epic
Physicians may enroll a patient through Epic, a verbal order, or written order. Enter the referral directly into Epic, call 812/450-3990 or fax an order to 812/450-3591. We will fax you a referral form requesting the target INR range and desired length of therapy.
Physicians will be contacted by phone for INR values greater than 6 and bridge therapy recommendations.
You will receive written communication from the clinicians within 24 hours of each visit. If necessary, we can make arrangements to communicate with you sooner.
Please remind your patients that we see patients by appointment only. We are not able to see walk-ins.
Why Choose Deaconess Anticoagulation Clinic for your patients?
Benefits to Patients
Immediate results within 2 minutes and management of dosing during the same visit
Patient-preferred simple fingerstick method used for PT/INR testing
Extensive patient education during initial and follow-up appointments
Written instructions provided after each visit (current dose, BP, and next appointment)
Improved patient safety as proven by low incidence of major bleeding
24-hour on-call service (discuss side effects, missed doses, interactions, or other concerns)
Four convenient locations—North Park, Resource Center at Main Campus, Gateway, and Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Benefits to Physicians
Quality care by anticoagulation specialty trained pharmacists and nurses
Several are certified by National Certification Board of Anticoagulation Providers
One Pharmacist is fellowship-trained in anticoagulation and serves on NCBAP Board
Quality assurance reviewed monthly by Medical Director, William Hardesty, M.D.
Decreased adverse reactions
Warfarin is responsible for most adverse drug reactions prior to admission (1)
Studies have shown lower risk of major bleeding with Anticoagulation Managed Care
compared to usual care (1% vs. 4.7%).(2) Data shows that only 1.2% of DAC-managed
patients developed a major bleeding event
Confirmed by on-board quality control
Systematic process to evaluate side effects, events, interactions, and lifestyle changes
Excellent compliance with appointments due to intense follow-up on missed visits
Referring Physician informed of results via fax or in basket message same day of visit and consulted as needed
What our patients are saying...
“I drive 100 miles round trip from Huntingburg, IN for this service and every time I feel as though my life is in great hands.”
“Anyone who has to have their Coumadin checked for the rest of their life should be referred to one of these clinics.”
1. Deaconess Hospital P&T Minutes 2004-2005
2. Anticoagulation Forum data, May 1999