Anti-Coagulation Therapy Clinic
The Anticoagulation Therapy Clinic is located in the
UnityPoint Clinic Cardiology office located in the PCI Medical Pavilion at 202
10th Street SE, Suite 225 in Cedar Rapids. The location offers valet parking
and convenient covered patient drop off areas. Additionally, escorts are
available at the building entrances to assist patients.
The CAT Clinic cares for more than 1200 patients taking a variety of anticoagulation medications, all of which are high risk and can cause problems if not managed closely. Clinic nurses have extensive experience in critical care and other areas of nursing. The main goal of the CAT Clinic is to provide patients with a better
quality of service by improving communication between healthcare
providers and implementing a process for quality assurance.
"The clinic is important to the community because we prevent hospitalizations related to clotting or bleeding. We provide extensive education to our patients about their medications and conditions. We assist patients that need to stop their anticoagulation medications for procedures," according to Nurse Practitioner Carla Huber.