The California Right Meds Collaborative (CRMC) solves a problem with the system.

Non-Optimal Prescription Combinations
Different physicians give different meds to a patient, and no one physician knows the patient’s entire medical history. Physicians don’t have enough time to learn this. As a result, a non-optimal set of meds may be prescribed, causing unnecessary headache for the patient.

Pharmacist Involvement
Physicians diagnose the patient and send them to a pharmacist, who does a full evaluation of their history. With this info, the pharmacist changes and finalizes an optimal set of meds.

All Parties Benefit

A pharmacist is a medication expert. Having the pharmacist finalize prescriptions saves time for both the physician (who is less burdened by the patient’s entire medical history) and the patient. Fewer complications, healthier patient, and fewer doctor’s visits. This system saves money for healthcare providers and breaks the cycle carrying patients from complication to new doctor to additional non-optimal medications.

Patient Testimonial

For over 20 years, Dana struggled to control her blood sugar levels.

She thought “no one [could] help” until she started working with CRMC pharmacist, Christal Pham. Christal helped Dana manage her insulin, monitor her blood sugar, and change her diet to improve Dana’s A1c score. “My A1c was 9.6 [when I started the CRMC program] … One month ago, it was 8.4”, Dana reported.