Category Archives: Medication Therapy Management

Medication Management is for Everyone!

Betty Chaffee/ November 12, 2018/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management/ 0 comments

Do you (or does someone you love) ……. …take more than two prescription medications? …see more than one doctor? …ever wonder what your medications are supposed to do, or if they’re actually doing it? …wonder if there’s something less expensive that would do the same thing? …miss doses of medication because you forget, or because your medication schedule is too complicated? …just wish someone would explain your medications and answer all

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Affording Medications in the Medicare “Donut Hole”

Betty Chaffee/ November 2, 2018/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management/ 1 comments

For those new to Medicare’s Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans, the “Donut Hole” is the common term for what is officially known as the “coverage gap”. Many Medicare Part D plans have a coverage gap, though not all do. Here’s how it works: Once the combined prescription costs to the insurer and the beneficiary reach $3,750 for calendar year 2018, the beneficiary will experience a gap in prescription drug coverage.

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What makes Personalized Medicine so Personal?

Betty Chaffee/ July 26, 2018/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, Personalized Medicine, Precision Medicine/ 0 comments

  Everybody is unique. We all have our own personalities, lifestyles, environments, and genetics. We may enjoy the same things as someone else, or not. Our bodies may respond to a particular medical treatment more efficiently than someone else’s, or not. It’s important that healthcare providers see each patient as an individual rather than as a disease that needs treatment. But how do we make that happen? Personalized medicine allows

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How Can Healthcare be more Personal?

Betty Chaffee/ July 20, 2018/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, Personalized Medicine, Precision Medicine/ 0 comments

 Personalized Medicine?  Precision Medicine?  Which one is it? The term  “personalized medicine” was coined about 20 years ago, when huge breakthroughs were being made in mapping the human genome. As more was learned about the human genome, it became clear that individuals faced different health risks based on their genetics, and it was also found that the ways in which people respond to different medications is determined in part by

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