Medication Management Specialist Q&A
At Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD office, we are pleased to help you manage your medications and supplements to receive optimal benefits. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online! We have convenient locations to serve you in Lehigh Acres FL, and Fort Myers FL!
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When you are required to take multiple medications and supplements for various conditions and health concerns, it can become challenging to keep track of them all. Moreover, there is also potential for interactions between medications and supplements that could undermine their potential benefits. If you find yourself having difficulty managing your medications on your own, our medication management specialists at Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD would be pleased to help you manage your medications and supplements so that you can receive the optimal benefits from them.
A medication management specialist is a doctor who specializes in helping patients that are taking multiple medications for pain or chronic conditions to avoid adverse side effects and achieve optimal benefits from their medication treatment plan.
Medication management is a therapy used by doctors and pharmacists to help patients receive optimal therapeutic outcomes for the conditions the medications are treating. With that in mind, medication management can consist of any of the following:
• Clear communication between medication management specialists and pharmacists regarding the patient’s medical and pharmaceutical needs.
• Comprehensive physical examinations, including a review of the patient’s medical history, evaluation of vital signs, heart and lung health, and various diagnostic tests.
• Continuous monitoring of the safety and effectiveness of the patient’s prescription medications.
• Formulation of both short- and long-term medication treatment plans.
• Patient education on using medication safely and as prescribed, as well as information about potential side effects.
• Thorough review of the patient’s prescription medications and any possible interactions or side effects.
Medication management therapy is typically provided by a medical doctor (MD) with the help of pharmacists. With that in mind, medication management specialists include primary care physicians, psychiatrists, physician’s assistants (PA), nurse practitioners (NP), and other types of medical professionals. At Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD, our team of medication management specialists has plenty of experience and expertise in providing exceptional medication management therapy services.
The precise components of medication therapy management are as follows:
Medication therapy review: this part of medication therapy management involves a systematic process of patient-specific data collection concerning the various medications and supplements they regularly take, as well as the conditions that the medications are treating to determine if they provide the patient with the best chance of recovery and the smallest risk of experiencing adverse side effects.
Personal medication record: this part of medication therapy management involves a comprehensive list of the prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and herbal or dietary supplements the patient is regularly taking to minimize the potential for adverse interactions between medications and supplements.
Medication-related action plan: this part of medication therapy management is a document that serves to guide patients and medication management specialists on actions to take or avoid in order to ensure and track patient progress on their road to improved health and recovery from their condition.
Specialist referral: if the patient’s condition is highly complex and their current medications are insufficient to address that complexity, a medication management specialist can provide refer the patient to a specialist so that they can receive the proper treatment.
If you would like more information about medication management therapy or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our medication management specialists at Dr. Pedro Ylisastigui MD, we would be pleased to hear from you! Please feel welcome to schedule an appointment through our website or by calling us. We have two clinics located in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Florida. We serve patients from Lehigh Acres FL, Fort Myers FL, Buckingham FL, Cypress Lake FL, Gateway FL, Cape Coral FL, Palmona Park FL, and Alva FL.