How to Best Educate Your Patients About Drug Interactions

Most patients are not educated about their medications. They don’t know why they need to take it. They don’t know how to properly take it and they typically have no clue if their medicine will create a negative interaction when taken. Patients simply trust the instructions given to them by you, their physician. They are … Continue reading How to Best Educate Your Patients About Drug Interactions ... Read more

Is Dispensing Right for Your Urgent Care?

If you have an urgent care clinic, then you know you are already providing much needed services to patients. You are offering medical help to those in need during extended evening and weekend hours. You understand that ailments and injuries do not always take place between nine to five each day. Your patients appreciate the … Continue reading Is Dispensing Right for Your Urgent Care? ... Read more

The Key to Keeping Medical Staff Happy

Your medical staff sees your patients before you do. From checking in with front-office staff to getting vitals taken by your assistants, these are the people who represent you and give your patients an impression of your practice. Because of this, it is extremely important your medical staff is happy. When they are happy, they … Continue reading The Key to Keeping Medical Staff Happy ... Read more

Maintaining Quality Control in Re-Packaged Medications

Repackaged medicines are pills, liquids, powders or any other type of medicine that has been transported from a packaging facility to a repackaging facility. Once received, the repackaging staff will remove the medicine from its original packaging and sort the medicine into a safer, more quality controlled packaging. The goal of repackaging is to increase … Continue reading Maintaining Quality Control in Re-Packaged Medications ... Read more

What Do Patients Look for in a Medical Practice?

When patients seek your help, they have expectations about how their visit will go. Their expectations are set by previous experiences, what others are saying about you, and what you say about yourself through marketing. You may think the cost of your visit is what drives patients to see you. But this is not the … Continue reading What Do Patients Look for in a Medical Practice? ... Read more

Increasing Patient Safety from Medication Mistakes

There are many horror stories involving patients making errors when taking their medications. In fact, medication errors are becoming more common today. Pharmacists are making their own set of errors when filling a prescription. Drugs that look alike but have completely different effects have been accidentally given to patients. Cross-contamination due to unclean compounding areas … Continue reading Increasing Patient Safety from Medication Mistakes ... Read more

What Makes for an Inviting Office or Medical Practice?

Your office and medical practice can be part of a decision made by patients as to whether they want to choose you as their physician. There are many factors your patients are considering when they visit your office. Any one of these factors can make a patient feel uncomfortable, or comfortable. Your goal is to … Continue reading What Makes for an Inviting Office or Medical Practice? ... Read more

How In-Office Dispensing Allows You to Educate Patients on Drug Interactions

Drug interactions happen daily across the United States. An interaction can happen in many ways. The pharmacist may mistake the doctor’s prescription for a drug that sounds or looks like the one being prescribed. Pharmacists have also been known to accidentally cross-contaminate medications, especially when the compounding table is not as clean as it should … Continue reading How In-Office Dispensing Allows You to Educate Patients on Drug Interactions ... Read more

How Stocking Durable Medical Equipment Can Help Your Practice

As a physician, you are constantly evaluating the needs of your patients and making recommendations for treatments that can better their health. Some patients are treated with medication, while others can be treated with physical therapy. There are still other patients that may need durable medical equipment. In fact, durable medical equipment is a 42 … Continue reading How Stocking Durable Medical Equipment Can Help Your Practice ... Read more

Dispense Medication Directly to Increase Patient Compliance

When discussing patient compliance, physicians refer to this as how well a patient follows your medical advice. This can mean how well they follow your advice when taking medication, or it can mean how well they follow your advice in using medical equipment and supplies, therapies, exercises and even self-care. Your patient’s compliance shows you … Continue reading Dispense Medication Directly to Increase Patient Compliance ... Read more
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