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Medication Therapy Clinic
Licking Memorial Hospital Medication Therapy Clinic
88 McMillen Drive
Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: (220) 564-1898
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-Th)
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (F)
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Our purpose is to set up a treatment plan that will help your doctor manage your care while you are undergoing medication therapy, teach you and your family about the correct dosing and the importance of close supervision by the healthcare team while you are taking them, and help you learn the signs and symptoms of complications.
 
Anticoagulation
Careful monitoring of some blood-thinning medications – such as Warfarin (Coumadin), Lovenox or Heparin – is necessary because of possible serious risks associated with certain health conditions, such as stroke, atrial fibrillation and deep vein thrombosis, as well as the medication, itself. The Licking Memorial Hospital Medication Therapy Clinic is a service directed by a physician and staffed by clinical pharmacists and registered nurses with specific knowledge of these types of anticoagulation therapy. Laboratory studies are generally performed on-site in the clinic using a finger stick. Patients should report any active bleeding episodes or severe bruising. Expected length of therapy is determined by your primary care physician and is made on an individual basis.
 
Diabetes
Diabetes management is provided for patients with a primary diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes. Clinical pharmacists, nurses and dietitians with specific knowledge and training in diabetes work together to help patients reach personal goals for better health.  Our purpose is to create individual treatment plans that allow patients to understand more about the dosing of their medications.  We offer a variety of ways to help monitor and report glucose levels.  We also help patients learn the signs and symptoms to reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications. Referrals are accepted from the LMH Endocrinology office at this time with plans to accept referrals from all physicians in the future.

Heart Failure
Heart Failure management is a service directed by a physician and staffed by clinical pharmacists and nurses with specific knowledge of identifying and managing symptoms as well as adjusting heart medications.  We work closely with cardiologists and primary care physicians to ensure that appropriate medications are both tolerated and at the most effective doses. This helps to minimize hospitalizations and reduce the risk of cardiac events. Dietary education and support also is provided.
Service Information
Regular communication with your primary care physician (PCP)/referring physician occurs throughout your care in the clinic. Patients must continue to receive medical follow-up by their PCP or referring physician.