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