Suggestions to Help Patients Keep Track of Their Medications

Adherence with medication means the degree to which a patient follows a doctor’s orders. It means you and your patient have collaborated to form a plan that the patient has agreed to follow. It can be frustrating when patients do not stick to their treatment plan. You have worked with them to develop goals and … Continue reading Suggestions to Help Patients Keep Track of Their Medications ... Read more

Should I Offer Medication Delivery to Patients?

Just a few years ago, mail-order prescription delivery service allowed patients to receive their medication, usually on a 90-day plan, through the mail. While it was an exciting new option, there were still limitations for the patient. For instance, they had to follow the rules of their insurance company, who told them which pharmacy to … Continue reading Should I Offer Medication Delivery to Patients? ... Read more

Inspiring Confidence in Patients

When you give instructions to your patients, they listen. Many times, they trust what you say without knowing if you are telling them the truth or not. When you tell them to take medication, they do it without questions. Because of this, it is your job to inspire this confidence in your patients. There are … Continue reading Inspiring Confidence in Patients ... Read more

How Offering Durable Medical Equipment Can Impact Office Income

The durable medical equipment industry is booming. With more and more people wanting electric devices, the market is expected to rise to over 14 billion dollars in the next ten years or less. This can mean great financial opportunities for physicians prescribing at the point of care. Some doctors are seeing an increase in income … Continue reading How Offering Durable Medical Equipment Can Impact Office Income ... Read more

Meeting the Needs of Your Patients

What are the needs of your patients? Answering this question can help you determine how best to help them. Maybe you need to provide better service hours for patients who can’t leave their job during the day. Maybe you need to upgrade your online presence. Whatever it is, your patients want you to be more … Continue reading Meeting the Needs of Your Patients ... Read more

How Brand Name Medicines Influence Patient Trust

A study reported on by BMC (Bio Med Central) states there are people who believe generic medicines are of less quality than brand name medicines. In this study, it was found that people with less education were typically the ones with less trust in generic medicines. In a study conducted by the Center for Disease … Continue reading How Brand Name Medicines Influence Patient Trust ... Read more

Medication Expiration Dates: What Do They Mean?

You have probably been there; your sinuses are killing you. Your nose is running, your headache is unbearable, yet you still need to see patients for another five hours. You reach for the bottle of aspirin only to find the expiration date has come and gone by many months. Do you take the medicine anyway? … Continue reading Medication Expiration Dates: What Do They Mean? ... Read more

Maintaining Medication Quality Through Prepackaging

You want the best for your patients. You want to provide them with the best service, the best care, the best experience when they visit your practice. Don’t you also want to give them the best medication? As you know, medication can be harmful in certain scenarios. Negative interactions can occur, as well as medication … Continue reading Maintaining Medication Quality Through Prepackaging ... Read more

Don’t Scare Patients with Potential Side Effects

You may have seen the commercial on television about the brand-new power drug that can cure a common problem. You most likely see the fine print that runs across the screen reporting guidelines and warning. And then you hear it, the long list of side effects, sometimes including death. These commercials are enough to scare … Continue reading Don’t Scare Patients with Potential Side Effects ... Read more

Factors That Increase the Risk of Medication Errors

The Food and Drug Administration estimate 1.3 million injuries are due to medication errors in the United States each year. This means, according to some reports, medication errors are the third leading cause of death in America. If your patients were to hear of these alarming statistics, they would pay closer attention to the medication … Continue reading Factors That Increase the Risk of Medication Errors ... Read more
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