Medication Management Q & A
What is Medication Management?
Medication management services (MMS) is a patient-centered approach that assists you with the proper use of medications to ensure your safety and maximize the benefits of your treatment.
The staff at Comprehensive Pain Center work with you and your pharmacist to ensure that the medications you take are effective in treating your overall health. The goal of collaboration with MMS is to optimize medication therapy based on your specific needs and medical history.
What is Involved in Medication Management?
Your doctor and pharmacist work together in several areas to ensure the safety and necessity of medications you’ve been prescribed. MMS focuses on:
- Anticoagulation Management: If you’re taking blood thinners, your doctor and pharmacist continually monitor your use of medication and its effect on your health, based on the need for the medications. Services can include routine blood checks, dosage adjustments, and teaching patients self-care techniques.
- Pharmacogenomics Applications: Pharmacogenomics is a management service that involves your genetic makeup and the role it plays in medication therapy. Your doctor and pharmacist analyze genetic traits that can determine how the use of certain medications can affect your health.
- Disease Management Support: In addition to recommending medications that can address chronic health issues, your doctor and pharmacist work together to give you the support you need to make lifestyle changes and use other nonmedication therapies to improve your health.
What Benefits Does Medication Management Provide?
One of the biggest benefits of medication management services is the constant evaluation of your medications to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and prescription errors.
You also have access to additional health care services that can promote better physical, behavior, and emotional health. This can include preventive health screenings for chronic disease, nutritional guidance, and smoking-cessation programs.
Both your Comprehensive Pain Center doctor and your pharmacist make medication recommendations focused on your individual needs and medical background. This ensures you receive the services and attention you need to manage your existing illness and use medications as effectively as possible.
Learn more about how medication management services can benefit your life and overall health by calling the Comprehensive Pain Center office nearest you today.