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, they may mistakenly treat side effects of meds prescribed by other doctors, rather than address the root problem.
- More complications may ensue.
Have physicians diagnose the patient and send them to pharmacists for a full evaluation of their medical history. Rather than have all physicians learn all of the patient’s history, have this one pharmacist learn it. Understanding the full picture, the pharmacist changes and finalizes a set of effective medications.
Benefits of this solution:
- Utilizes a pharmacist’s specialty
- Saves time for the physician — no need to learn everything about every patient
- Saves lives
- Fewer complications, which also:
- Saves money for healthcare providers
- Saves time for the patient
For over 20 years, Dana struggled to control her blood sugar levels. She thought “no one [could] help” her control it 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.