Anticoagulation Clinic Locations & Phone Numbers:
ACMC-Willmar Main Clinic
ACMC Anticoagulation Clinic Receives National Award
ACMC has earned national recognition for our Anticoagulation Program with the Dare to Reach Excellence in Anticoagulation Management (D.R.E.A.M.) award. It's only the second time that a Minnesota medical group has received this honor. This award was given by Roche, an international manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic equipment.
How our anticoagulation program works
ACMC's Anticoagulation Clinic manages over 2,000 patients at our 10 regional multispecialty medical clinics. The medications used are called anticoagulants. The medications require close monitoring and continuing patient education to avoid "over anticoagulation" which can result in bleeding, and "under anticoagulation" which can cause harmful blood clots. The clinic assists the patient and their physicians in monitoring people on anticoagulants, provides individualized education and nutritional counseling and teaches self-management tools for safe usage.
It began with the formation of a multi-specialty group
The initiative began in 2000 as a joint effort among physicians, the clinic's laboratory and the Health Learning Center. The program was moved to a point-of-care service that's the equivalent of one-stop shopping. Patients can come in, have their finger pricked, receive the results in seconds, and have their medication adjusted if necessary, all in one visit.
A look at our program results
Our efforts have resulted in 80-90% of patients treated through the anticoagulation services at ACMC being successfully controlled compared to national averages near 70th percentile for those with established programs and in the upper 40th percentile for those without a structured program.