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

Why Are Drugs with Potential for Abuse Used Medically?

In a study reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry, 61 % of participants who died as a result of opioid abuse were diagnosed with chronic pain. But as a doctor, providing care to patients is your priority, and sometimes that requires prescribing pain medication. You have been sworn under oath to care for those … Continue reading Why Are Drugs with Potential for Abuse Used Medically? ... Read more

9 Tips to Make Your Office More Inviting

Your office environment is the first impression you give to patients, family members, the community and outside representatives who visit. Your office, including both operations and appearances, represent you and the services you provide. If your office is disorganized, your patients may feel frustration through delays and setbacks. If your office is dirty, your patients … Continue reading 9 Tips to Make Your Office More Inviting ... Read more

Understanding Drug Classification Schedules

As a physician, you will likely, or have already, prescribed medications that fall under a drug classification schedule. These classification schedules were created by the Government, around 1970, when they realized there was a major drug epidemic going on in the United States. The Drug Enforcement Administration was tasked with classifying all dangerous drugs into … Continue reading Understanding Drug Classification Schedules ... Read more

Boosting Patient Confidence in Medicine

Your patients want to trust that what you are telling them is correct. They want to believe that your numerous years in medical school, your residency and your clinical experience enables you to make their lives better. While they may have confidence in your abilities, they may lack confidence in the medicine you are prescribing. … Continue reading Boosting Patient Confidence in Medicine ... Read more

Methods for Increasing Practice Income

Wouldn’t it be nice to find multiple ways to increase the income of your practice without requiring too much effort? Well, you may be in luck. Ancillary services provide doctors with multiple options for new revenue streams. And with little investment, are seeing great returns. Ancillary income is simply the way you make money on … Continue reading Methods for Increasing Practice Income ... Read more

The Growth of Medication Throughout History

Medication is defined as a substance or drug used to treat and cure diseases. They are also used to help patients reach optimal health. According to reports, about 70 percent of Americans are on at least one medication today. Many of these are on two or more medications. Some people are taking six, seven and … Continue reading The Growth of Medication Throughout History ... Read more

Advising Patients About Side Effects

If you don’t tell your patients about the potential side effects of their medication, it is likely they won’t learn about them at all. Unless you are dispensing medication directly to them, it is highly unlikely they will learn anything about their medicine from the pharmacist. When patients pick up their medicine at the pharmacy, … Continue reading Advising Patients About Side Effects ... Read more