“The Family Health Team has been a lifeline for me”
“Two years ago I had heart surgery and was put on warfarin, an anticoagulant that prevents blood clots and other complications. I have to take it for the rest of my life. I rely on the expert care I receive from my Family Health Team Pharmacist at the Point of Care INR Clinic.”
– Brent Tully, father, athlete, financial advisor and INR Patient
Brent relies on his Family Health Team Pharmacist to ensure his blood levels aren’t too thick or too thin. “I used to go to the lab and I would have to wait days to find out if my blood levels were stable or not. The test my Pharmacist gives me is accurate and it’s fast. I get the results right away and my Pharmacist explains why my dosage may need to be changed to level my blood. All of the Pharmacists at the INR Clinic treat me like I’m a member of their family. I am so grateful this service is available to me and to the thousands of patients who are on blood thinners.”
More than 1500 patients benefit from the service provided by Pharmacists at the Point of Care INR Clinics within the Peterborough Networked Family Health Team.
Read more about Brent’s story recently in the Peterborough Examiner here