Overview

Overview

The regional Cleveland Clinic hospitals offer management and support to individuals with chronic medical issues such as Anticoagulation management, Chronic Kidney Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Anemia management, and Osteoporosis. The clinics coordinate appointments to optimize patient care.

Anticoagulation Support Clinic

Anticoagulation Support Clinic

Individuals may need to be on a blood thinner for a variety of reasons. Some common reasons are atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart beat), mechanical heart valves, blood clots or other diagnoses per your doctor. If you are taking warfarin, your blood needs to be monitored to ensure that your blood is maintained in the specified range. The Anticoagulation clinic can assist with this process.

Services Offered

  • Customized plan of care
  • Laboratory monitoring utilizing point of care technology (finger stick)
  • Dosage Adjustment of anticoagulant
  • Medication review
  • Ongoing education about medication, food and herbal interactions, laboratory results and possible side effects
Chronic Kidney DIsease Clinic

Chronic Kidney DIsease Clinic

The kidneys perform a vital function by removing waste and extra fluid from the body. Chronic kidney disease can develop from an injury or certain conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. With regular monitoring and treatment, progression of the disease can be slowed, and adverse complications may be prevented. The patients become active in their treatment plan.

Services Offered

  • Individualized plan of care
  • Patient assessment
  • Laboratory monitoring of blood counts and renal function
  • Close monitoring of renal status
  • Hypertension, fluid/electrolyte management
  • Cholesterol and /or kidney bone disease management
  • Anemia treatment- IV iron, Procrit, aranesp
  • Support for patients and their families
  • Education about the disease process, signs and symptoms, medications, diet and exercise regimes.
  • Patients are educated and assisted in preparing for renal replacement therapy such as dialysis or a kidney transplant
Congestive Heart Failure Clinic

Congestive Heart Failure Clinic

Congestive heart failure occurs when a person’s heart does not pump blood efficiently. As a result, some patients may feel challenged to perform daily activities. The clinic can help patients to self manage and enhances quality of life through changes in lifestyle and diet.

Services Offered

  • Individualized plan of care
  • Symptom management
  • Fluid and/or anemia management
  • Laboratory assessment
  • Follow up assessment and care
  • IV medications as needed
  • Education about the disease process and symptoms, medications, diet and fluid management, appropriate physical activity
  • Educated on the signs that alert you when to call the clinic or your doctor
Locations

Locations

The regional Cleveland Clinic hospitals offer management and support to individuals with chronic medical issues such as Anticoagulation management, Chronic Kidney Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Anemia management, and Osteoporosis. The clinics coordinate appointments to optimize patient care.