Anticoagulation Management Services
Anticoagulation Management Services (AMS) cares for patients who are at risk for blood clots or stroke and who are taking drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin) and Newer Oral Anticoagulants to slow blood clotting. AMS staff includes pharmacists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants who are specially trained in anticoagulation therapy.
AMS staff monitor patients' lab results to assess if any changes need to be made in the dose of your anticoagulants. They then consult with patients over the phone, recommending dosage changes and setting dates for follow-up lab work. AMS staff also may consult with the patient's personal physician or specialty physicians in complex cases.
Group Health's AMS has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Anticoagulation Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of patient care.
206-901-2200, Seattle area
Fax: 206-901-2204 or 206-988-7744
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
For critical-care patients only
Closed Sunday. Open all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day