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New Cardiology Clinic to Open in Grayson

Pitts and McDavid in redIn response to requests from the community, the Grayson Cardiology Clinic is opening Wednesday, Feb. 11, to provide antithrombosis services for patients taking blood thinner medications like Coumadin®. The new clinic is housed in the cardiology office, located in Suite 105, on the first level of the King's Daughters Medical Specialties Center, 609 N. Carol Malone Blvd. Appointments to the Grayson Cardiology Clinic are required and can be made by calling (606) 474-2235.

Nurse practitioner Larissa Pitts, will provide medical oversight. Testing, education and follow-up is provided by Shayla McDavid. Patients can be referred to the clinic by their family physician or cardiologist, and the visit is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. Testing is performed with a simple finger stick, with instant results.

“The Grayson Cardiology Clinic provides a safety net for patients to make sure they have all the information and monitoring they need for optimal health,” Pitts said. “Research shows that patients who are managed by an antithrombosis clinic have significantly fewer complications, cardiac events and hospitalizations than those who are not.”

Services at the new clinic include:

  • blood analysis to determine if medications need to be changed or adjusted for better anticoagulation
  • counseling on diet, other medications, drug interactions and overall health status
  • results and updates are sent back to the patient’s doctor

The Grayson Cardiology Clinic is modeled after the highly successful clinic that opened at the King’s Daughters Heart and Vascular Center in 2006. Another clinic recently opened in Portsmouth, located at King's Daughters Medical Specialties-Portsmouth.

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