October is an important month in healthcare! October is American Pharmacists Month AND October 21st is National Check Your Meds Day!
What is National Check Your Meds Day?
“Consumer Reports found that 53% of patients get their drugs from more than one healthcare provider. Perhaps more worryingly, only 50% of patents have ever asked their doctor to review their list of medications and 35% had never had ANY healthcare professional examine their lists.” For this reason, Consumer Reports is sponsoring National Check Your Meds Day.
Lisa Gill, Deputy Director for Consumer Reports, says “Pharmacists are a terrific resource” for helping to identify problem medications. She also said, “My hope is that people take their meds to a pharmacist they trust.”
Tria Health’s specially trained pharmacists provide necessary education and coordination of care to improve condition management. Pharmacists are the best healthcare providers to identify potential drug interactions, medication side effects, and dosing issues. Tria Health’s pharmacists can communicate this knowledge to patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers.
Tria Health offers this service regularly, as part of our Pharmacy Advocate and Specialty GuardRx programs.
Comprehensive Medication Review (a/k/a Brown Bag Review)
A brown bag review is your opportunity to speak with a clinical pharmacist to review all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements.
During this review, pharmacists will help you better understand your medications, and ensure that you are taking the right combination of medications for your individual health needs.
Ready for your Employees to Schedule a Brown Bag Review?
Skip the lines at your pharmacy and call Tria Health today at 913-322-8456!