Betty Chaffee, PharmD, is owner and sole proprietor of BetterMyMeds, a Medication Management service devoted to helping people get the maximum benefit from their medications.
Do you have someone on your holiday gift list that's hard to buy for?
Most of us have people on our gift list who seem to have everything. We spend a fair amount of time trying to find something to give that would be meaningful, fun, or different. We want our gifts to make a difference to these special people in our lives.
How about giving a gift that will help improve health? Is your special person taking more than 2 prescription medicines? Does he take dietary supplements? See more than one doctor routinely? Has she been hospitalized, then sent back home with new medicines? Does your loved one sometimes decide not to take prescribed medication without telling his or her doctor, or complain about side effects or cost?
Medication Management can help this special person in your life use medications more effectively and get more benefit from them. Medication Management provided by a pharmacist can give people a different perspective on medications than they get from their doctor. We'll talk about both risks and benefits of taking medicines, explain how they work and reasons they may have been prescribed. We'll discuss dietary supplements that are being used, whether they're effective, what dose should be used, and what side effects and drug interactions to watch out for. And we'll look for medications that may not be needed anymore.
People come away from a medication review with a better understanding of their medications, and more importantly, how medications affect their health. We also talk about non-medication therapies for some common health problems, and how they fit into the picture. And we'll make a list of topics to discuss with the prescriber at the next appointment.
If you have someone in your life that could benefit from Medication Management, you can purchase a gift card for services from BetterMyMeds right here! And there's a 20% discount on most services (excludes pharmacogenetics testing) for any gift card purchased before December 31st, 2019. (Use discount code HOLIDAYS2019)
Give the gift of better health to those special people in your life with Medication Management Services from BetterMyMeds. Learn more about our pharmacy practice, services and fees, or contact us for more information!
Most importantly, BetterMyMeds wishes each of you a warm, happy, joy-filled holiday season! I look forward to working with you in 2020!