SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs, America’s oldest family owned pharmacy, has launched a new Specialty Pharmacy service that personalizes healthcare for those experiencing conditions requiring specialized medications.
“Being diagnosed and entering treatment can be overwhelming,” states Bartell’s Clinical Programs Manager, Christina Ree. “Our Specialty Pharmacy program helps take the fear out of the process and replaces it with confidence.”
Some of the difficult to treat conditions may include cancer, hepatitis B and C, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis and a host of other medical conditions requiring very specialized medications and therapy regimens.
Specialty Pharmacy dispenses medications used to treat challenging and complex medical conditions. But it also helps patients see the benefits of their prescriptions.
“Specialty care is more than just dispensing medications,” says Ree. “Through this program, we help engage with patients to address all the issues relevant to their condition and take care of everything behind the scene so they can start and stay on therapy.”
Ree notes that this is really more of a partnership with patients, going the extra mile to help educate patients about potential drug interactions, side effects, scheduling prescription renewals, helping to connect them with payment assistance options, and other aspects of care.
Patient contact is made via in-person check-ins, in addition to wellness calls by trained professionals who monitor patient progress and answer questions in the convenience of their home.
Bartell’s Specialty Pharmacy programs are available at all Bartell locations. Patients can check with their Bartell pharmacist to learn more about the program.
About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 126-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
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Source: Bartell Drugs