Rheumatology and gastroenterology are complex specialties for chronic conditions. Treatments continue to evolve as new oral and injectable medications are introduced to treat patients effectively.
Because there are so many treatment options, in-office medication dispensing may be an excellent option for physician offices. It offers a way to provide patients access to their medications and allows physicians to monitor the effectiveness of their patients’ therapy.
In-office dispensing also can provide rheumatology and gastroenterology new revenue streams as patients receive their medication in the office, avoiding the need to use a pharmacy.
This article will take a look in-depth as to why in-office dispensing can benefit your gastroenterology or rheumatology office.
What are the Benefits of In-Office Dispensing For the Patient?
In-office dispensing allows patients to receive their medications at one site. They can receive medications at the point of care from the health care professionals they trust. Some patients receive oral medications, while others may be able to receive intravenous therapy in the office.
Patients appreciate receiving their medication in the office without making an extra trip to the pharmacy. They can have their questions addressed directly with their health care provider in the office.
Patients can ask questions about how to take their oral medications or learn how to self-inject medications from health care staff who understand their care plan. You can also address any compliance concerns or side effects at the office. Any adjustments in dosing can be made right in the office, avoiding the wait until it is filled by the pharmacy, which can sometimes take days.
Receiving medication in the office gives the patient peace of mind. It helps to enhance the level of care and adherence to medication. Patients with gastroenterology conditions such as Chron’s disease or rheumatology conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can have all their treatment needs met in the office, relieving stress for patients with these complicated conditions.
Any questions or concerns about cost, coverage, or need for financial assistance can also be addressed in the office, so there are no surprises on the patient’s side when they receive their medication.
What are the Benefits of Medication Dispensing for the Physician’s Office?
In-office dispensing offers a revenue stream and a convenient service for their patients.
There is the initial investment in medication dispensing software, but with time the investment will pay back with revenue.
You can dispense the medications at the point of care. Your office may buy the medications you choose to stock and sell at a comfortable price.
You can also choose to stock generic and brand-name over-the-counter medication selecting the best pricing and compensation plan for your practice. There may be additional savings opportunities through group purchasing many self-administered pharmaceutical products.
Where Can I Find Out More Information About Medication Dispensing for my Practice?
First Coast Health Solutions is a national provider of medication dispensing software for in-office medication dispensing. We offer point-of-care dispensing that is transparent with no hidden fees.
Our medications are high quality, FDA approved, pre-packaged, and dispensed through a simple and intuitive web-based dispensing system. We can work with your practice to create a new, innovative, compliant revenue source that delivers the best in quality patient care.
If you are considering medication dispensing at your gastroenterology or rheumatology practice, contact First Coast Health Solutions. We bring over 25 years of industry knowledge to provide only the best dispensing solutions for our clients!
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