Medication Therapy Management

Get the most from your medications

 

Overwhelmed by your medicine cabinet?

Many people are taking more and more medications today to improve health and extend their lives.  Unfortunately, if not taken properly, medications don’t always work the way we expect them to, and in some cases can even cause harm.

Many patients may wonder:

  • Why am I taking these medications?
  • Are my medications working the way they should?
  • Can I do anything about the side effects?
  • Am I taking them in the right order and at the right time of day?
  • Are my medications interacting with each other?
  • Are all my medications really making me feel better?
  • How are my medications affecting my blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar?

If you or a loved one is taking a large number of medications, and you’re concerned about possible drug interactions and side effects, Affinity’s new Medication Therapy Management service can help.

What is Medication Therapy Management?

Medication Therapy Management is a service provided by an experienced clinical pharmacist to review the full scope of your medication routine. You’ll meet with the pharmacist one-on-one, where you’ll get an in-depth review of all your medications—including prescription, over-the-counter, herbal and nutritional supplements—to ensure that your current drug therapy is appropriate, safe, effective and convenient for you.

Your Medication Therapy Management pharmacist will review your health status and treatment plan to help make sure that:

  • You are taking only the medications you need.
  • You are taking the correct amount of medicine at the right time.
  • Your medications are not interacting with each other.
  • Any vitamins, supplements or over-the-counter drugs you are taking are safe and effective.
  • You are not spending more than you need to for your medications.

Medication Therapy Management appointments are held in a private area and may take 30 minutes or longer. You are welcome to have a caregiver, or someone who is a part of your medication routine come with you.

How can I make an appointment?

Your Affinity Medical Group provider can refer you to Medication Therapy Management. Simply ask your doctor if the service is right for you.

Am I getting the most from my medications?

Medication Therapy Management can help answer these questions:

  • Why am I taking these medications?
  • Are my medications working the way they should?
  • Can I do anything about the side effects?
  • Am I taking them in the right order and at the right time of day?
  • Are my medications interacting with each other?
  • Are all my medications really making me feel better?
  • How are my medications affecting my blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar?

Can I afford this service?

Medication Therapy Management is an affordable service available to everyone and in some cases is provided at no charge through certain health benefit plans.

Talk to your Affinity Medical Group provider about Medication Therapy Management today.

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