John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Pharmacy Anticoagulation Clinic
The Pharmacy Anticoagulation Clinic at the Detroit VA Medical Center is a service with the purpose of assisting patients taking Coumadin (warfarin), Pradaxa (dabigatran), Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) or other blood thinners. These medications help prevent blood clots/strokes and require extensive medical management and monitoring. The clinic is located within the VA medical center and is staffed by clinical pharmacist specialists. The pharmacists, working in conjunction with your physician, will check your blood test and adjust the dose of your blood thinner as needed. The pharmacists also complete medication reviews and provide education to patients regarding drug interactions with other medications and specific food items.
Our mission is to thoroughly educate patients, keep physicians well-informed about the patient’s care, and provide efficient, high-quality care utilizing knowledgeable, well-trained providers and an accurate testing method.
After your provider completes and sends the referral form, you will be contacted by the Pharmacy Anticoagulation Clinic to discuss your therapy and arrange your first appointment. During your first visit, the pharmacist will ask some questions about your health and medications, determine if your blood thinner dose should be adjusted, and schedule your next appointment. You also will be given additional education regarding blood thinner.
Location of Service in Medical Center:
The Pharmacy Anticoagulation Clinic is located on the 3rd floor in the blue tower, – next to Compensation and Pension.
(Rooms A3027 and A3029)
Jennifer Clemente, Pharm D, BCPS. (Coordinator), (313) 576-4607
Kathleen Wall, Chief, Pharmacy Supervisor (313) 576-4636
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Closed, Noon – 1:00 p.m.)
Rooms A3027 and A3029
3rd floor in the blue tower
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -- closed, Noon - 1:00 p.m.