Samaritan's anticoagulation services are available for patients who are on the blood thinner "warfarin" (Coumadin®) in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties.
Warfarin is an anticoagulant medication that works to prevent the blood from clotting so that it is less likely to block blood vessels. Too much warfarin can cause significant bleeding, while too little warfarin will not provide adequate protection from blood clots. For this reason you will need to have regular blood tests to monitor and help determine the amount of warfarin you should take.
Our anticoagulation staff will help answer any questions you may have about warfarin and how it may impact your life. In the meantime, you can watch these instructional videos
to learn more about the blood thinner warfarin.