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Anticoagulation Clinic at UTMC

The UTMC Anticoagulation Clinic at UT Medical Center offers patients a thorough, flexible way to have their anticoagulation (blood-thinner) medication(s) managed while offering physicians a safe, comprehensive approach to the anticoagulation management of their patients.


The clinic is located on the second floor, suite B of The University of Toledo Medical Center Main Hospital on The University of Toledo's Health Science Campus.


Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Our experienced clinical staff members work together with primary health-care providers and other specialists to provide comprehensive management of both oral and injectable anticoagulant therapy for patients.

Our services include:

  • Point-of-care testing
  • Anticoagulation medication adjustment
  • Close supervision of treatment for effectiveness and monitoring for side effects
  • Patient education
  • Bridging anticoagulant therapy around surgery or other invasive procedures
  • Screening and counseling about food-drug and drug-drug interactions


Expert management by an anticoagulation specialist is essential for achieving a successful outcome. Anticoagulation therapy can bring great rewards. But the medication also comes with some very high risks.

For instance, the body’s response to the treatment can change rapidly, with each person’s response varying uniquely based on factors such as diet, medications and lifestyle. So regular blood testing is critical for precisely monitoring and adjusting dosages of a patient's medication.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you accept my insurance plan?
A: The clinic accepts most medical insurance plans and directly bills your insurance provider.

Q: What if I forgot to bring my insurance card to my visit?
A: The clinic will gladly retrieve this information from your health-care provider.

Q: Do I have to make an appointment?
A: Patients must schedule an appointment. Please call 419.383.3963 to make an appointment.

Q: Should I arrive early for my first appointment?
A: Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment.

Q: What should I bring to my appointment?
A: Please bring a complete medication list and bottles of all medications, including any over-the-counter products, vitamins, herbals and supplements to every appointment.

Medication Safety

The University of Toledo Medical Center is dedicated to improving the human condition.

Our anticoagulation team will collaborate with your doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health-care providers to assure your anticoagulation medications are managed properly.

Our clinic is staffed by pharmacists who are highly trained to manage oral and injectable anticoagulation therapy. The pharmacists will closely monitor your therapy, adjust your medication and teach you how to stay safe while taking your medication.

Meet Your Anticoagulation Team

Dr. Laura Murphy, Medical Director
Assistant Professor, UT Department of Medicine

Sirine Shoukair, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Phone: 419.383.6390
Fax: 419.383.3385

If you have any questions, please contact us at one of the numbers above.

Last Updated: 5/13/21