Medication Therapy Management is a service provided by a Pharmacist that helps Patients optimize safe and effective medication use.
Many medications (over-the-counter, prescription, herbals) can interact with each other, have potential side effects, and can be expensive. MTM services allow the Patient to have one-on-one time with a registered Pharmacist to identify and resolve some of these potential problems. This service also empowers Patients to take an active role in their own healthcare management through education and informational handouts.
The ultimate goal of MTM is to ensure safe and effective medication use for the patient through communication with the Physician, Pharmacist, Patient, and other healthcare professionals. Another goal is to promote medication self-management by providing knowledge about certain medications, disease states, herbal or nutritional products, and over-the-counter medications.
Any Patient currently using medications can benefit from these services. Individuals that could potentially benefit the most would include those that:
- Have recently changed medications therapy.
- Have multiple medications required for multiple conditions, ie. Diabetes, Asthma, Heart Disease.
- Would like to reduce their medication costs.
- Would like to learn more about their health and why they are taking certain medications.