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May 12, 2015

Volume 2, Number 2

Wright Health Pharmacy offers patients more than medicine

Wright PharmacyLocated on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center, Wright Health Pharmacy is more than just a place for patients to drop off their prescriptions. Patients are welcomed with personalized service and treated like family.

Because Wright Health Pharmacy is an apothecary pharmacy, the pharmacists devote 100 percent of their time to patients’ pharmaceutical needs. Patients can get medication reviews, diabetes products and services and email and text message refill reminders.

“We recognize that everyone has unique health care needs and concerns,” said Matt Bone, R.Ph., one of the pharmacists at Wright Health Pharmacy. “We are committed to providing the patients of Wright State Physicians with the service and care that supports their health and wellness. We take the time to answer patients’ questions, counsel them on products and offer them the latest information on staying healthy.”

Wright Health Pharmacy also offers medication therapy management, a clinical service for patients who have multiple diseases or are on several different medications. The goal of medication therapy management is to produce an outcome from the medication and improve the quality of life for the patient.

The service is offered at no charge to the patient. During a typical medication therapy management consultation appointment, Wright Health pharmacists review the patient’s medical condition, whether it is diabetes, hypertension, COPD or another disease. The pharmacist and the patient discuss the various medications being taken, side effects, drug interactions and duplicate therapy.

“Through a face-to-face consultation, we review the etiology of the disease and provide education and counseling,” said Harshad Patel, R.Ph., a Wright Health Pharmacy pharmacist. “We work with a patient’s physician as part of the patient’s health care team.”

In addition to medication therapy management, Wright Health Pharmacy provides free home delivery service, within a limited area. The pharmacy also provides mail-in service and orders and stocks hard-to-find medications for patients. For example, some HIV treatment drugs are not always available at pharmacies. But Wright Health Pharmacy can order and stock these medications. “The HIV population has special needs, and Wright Health Pharmacy is ready to help them with medical, social and economical needs,” Patel said.

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