Did you know that pharmacists are medication experts? Pharmacists are so much more than people who wear white coats and dispense pills at counters. They hold a wealth of knowledge about medications and what medications will work best for you. Tomorrow is National Pharmacist Day and a great time to shine a spotlight on our pharmacists who have committed to playing a role in bettering the health of their patients.
Why Our Community Needs Pharmacists
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy provides a few benefits that pharmacists can provide to a patient.
Pharmacists are Easily Accessible
Pharmacists are accessible to talk to you anytime of the week, without an appointment. They do dispense pills, but they can also provide services such as asthma care, blood pressure monitoring services, cholesterol screening, diabetes disease management, smoking cessation consultation, bone density scans for osteoporosis screening, anticoagulation management clinics and more.
Pharmacists Work Alongside Your Physician
Pharmacists communicate with your physicians to ensure that you are on the proper medications and avoid any harmful effects. They can provide the proper management for chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, etc.
Pharmacists Take a Whole Patient into Consideration
Since pharmacists are medication experts, they can improve medication adherence. They take into consideration many factors that affect a patient’s ability to take a medication. These include diet, lifestyle, transportation, language barriers and much more.
Now that you know the impact that pharmacists have in your community, the only appropriate response is to THANK YOUR PHARMACIST! Don’t miss your opportunity tomorrow to shine a light on all your pharmacist does.
Watch a few of our Tria Triumphs to see the impact that pharmacist involvement in patient care has on the patient:
Care Coordination: The patient challenge for this edition of Tria Triumphs highlights the critical importance of care coordination – and in this case – the need to overcome language barriers that keep patients from being able to effectively communicate their healthcare needs. Watch now: https://youtu.be/v67tilm3ENc
Heart Disease: The patient challenge for this edition of Tria Triumphs highlights the issues around heart disease, and specifically, the often dangerous side effects of taking multiple medications – and the critical need for the expertise of a pharmacist. Watch now: https://youtu.be/xVPwhdpiGFg
How Tria Health Pharmacists Can Help You
Tria Health was founded on the belief that pharmacists play a vital role in the management of high-risk patients that drive most of the health care spend. Tria Health’s Pharmacy Advocate Program provides one-on-one confidential counseling with a Tria Pharmacist. Your pharmacist will review how effective your medications are in treating your conditions. Your Tria Pharmacist will work with you and your physicians to reduce the risk of medication-related problems.
Want to Learn More about Tria Health Pharmacists?
Call us at 1.888.799.8742 or visit our website at www.triahealth.com.