Regular pharmacies usually serve to fill incoming prescriptions and act as a rudimentary mediator between the patient and doctor. However, Janus Pharmacy does so much more. You may not be familiar with everything we do to ensure you receive the highest level of patient care. To that end, we thought this post might be helpful to underscore crucial patient care actions we perform every day. These actions ensure you receive high quality treatment and customer service no matter where you find yourself on the patient continuum of care spectrum. Following are four important long term care pharmacy benefits.
Long Term Care Pharmacy Benefits: 4 Ways Janus Cares for You
Review Medical Records and Clinical Visits
Periodically, we review your medical information to make sure there are no conditions that might affect the efficacy of current prescription medications you take. If anything is discovered, we will alert you and seek further clarification. Often times, the easiest way to put discrepancies to rest is consistent communication between your physician and your pharmacy. Janus Rx does this every day.
Review Your Medication Regimen
It’s important for us to review current prescriptions you are taking anytime a new prescription medication is introduced. New medicine might adversely affect other medicines prescribed by your doctor, and they may be completely unaware of the potential for adverse effects. If this is the case, we alert your physician so they can contact you and prescribe alternate medications. Sometimes they may want an extra visit with you for further clarification.
It’s important to make sure the medicine you are prescribed is the best fit for you. Therefore, we periodically research medications to make sure they work well with each other. We want to make sure your medicine yields the highest benefit to you. Furthermore, we perform our own drug research to make sure we are keeping up with the latest, safest medicine on the market in order to give you the best possible care.
If you’ve ever stopped by our office or called our pharmacy, you might be familiar with this. Janus offers counseling for patients to help them understand what their medicine is used for and why it is needed. This is a crucial part of our commitment to you. We want you to know why your doctor prescribed a particular medication for treatment. Of course, if you have any questions you are always free to ask. In fact, we encourage it!
Advantages of Long Term Care Pharmacy
These four ways really speak to the advantages of long-term care pharmacy in general. Rather than just fill your prescription and hand it to you, we play a larger part. For instance, as your pharmacy, we establish a clinical relationship with you. This means we are more than just a simple liaison between you and your doctor.
In fact, we take on many of the same responsibilities as your primary care physician. Note, we do not take the place of your doctor, nor do we give medical advice. However, we do serve in a value added capacity by monitoring your health over time. We have a greater understanding and more in-depth knowledge of your patient history in regards to medication then a typical pharmacy would.
As such, we can make recommendations to your physician and work with them to provide you with the best possible care for your unique situation. This is particularly true for instances where frequent testing is required for certain chronic ailments. In this regard, think of us as a service provider rather than a mirror drug dispensary.
Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about your medicine, please contact us. We will be happy to assist you. Together we are making an impact on patient care. That only happens when we make a difference for you. Thank you for choosing us as your Grand Rapids, Michigan long term care pharmacy.
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