Customized medicine as an art has been around and been well respected since ancient times. We are employing this science directly from the physicians practice. With slight nuances from state to state physician dispensing is permitted, and some may say encouraged. (Contact Us to learn about your state’s requirements)
By doing so the physician can private label lines of prescriptions for common dermatological conditions. By dispensing a customized regimen at the time of service, it will improve understanding, increase compliance, heighten patient satisfaction, reduce overall costs and the burden on the healthcare system. Take a look at our FAQ section or Contact Us with any questions.
This system is protected by a patent pending application process for in-office compounding.
It’s time YOU feel the Glam of your practice again!
When most dermatologists are asked why they chose their area of expertise, the responses are similar. They wanted to help people look and feel better, which gives an element of GLAMOUR to this practice specialty. With all of the mundane tasks that you are forced to contend with: insurance reimbursement hurdles, calls from pharmacies, non-compliant and dissatisfied patients, it is often difficult to still see this GLAMOUR.
Our concept provides you with all the tools and resources to “Return the Glamour” back to your practice.
Take a moment to recall the reason you decided to practice medicine. It almost always centers on a desire to help people. It really boils down to HEALTH!
Somewhere along the way, you have been forced to practice a sickness based approach. Patients present with complaints and symptoms, and diagnosis and medications are prescribed. Third party payers who have an inherent disinterest in seeing patients receive proper treatment or be well governs much of the treatment. It is far from ideal and most likely is frustrating at times.
What if you could practice from a wellness based approach unfettered from third party interference? It is the dream of most practitioners.
Frequently Asked Questions
DO PATIENTS REALLY WANT THIS?
Yes! Three out of four (75%) of Americans would prefer to have their prescription(s) filled
in their doctor’s office instead of a retail pharmacy if given the choice. 84% feel it would
be more convenient, and 62% feel it would help them better manage their health.
*Research was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation.
IS IT RIGHT FOR MY PATIENTS?
Studies have shown that up to 30% of patients never get their prescriptions filled. When patients leave your office with medication in hand, compliance rates dramatically increase. Not including travel time, wait times at many pharmacies can be hours. In-Office-Physician-Dispensing is especially meaningful for your patients who are suffering acute sickness, pain, are elderly or have young children. Patients appreciate receiving medications in your office to avoid a trip to the pharmacy and waiting for their prescription to be filled.
HOW DOES IT IMPROVE MY PATIENT'S CARE & SATISFACTION?
Besides the added convenience, you consult with your patient as they receive their medication. You get to have an open discussion with them about taking the medications intervals, completing the regimen as directed, and verbally warning them of interactions that may occur with any other medications you know they are taking. Compliance with drug therapy is 60% to 70% better when medications are delivered at the point of care than when patients are handed a written prescription. Care and satisfaction is quickly improved because you can monitor your patient’s process and progress while providing concierge level service for your patients.
WILL IT SAVE ME TIME & MONEY?
You will spend the about same amount of time on prescription related issues as you do today (on average 1-1.5 hours a day per Physician). Today that time is spent making your practice no revenue, by dispensing you will convert that lost time into revenue for your practice, all while providing better care for your patient.
IS IN-OFFICE PHYSICIAN DISPENSING LEGAL?
Yes, physicians are allowed to dispense medications in most states. The patient must be yours and the medication must be distributed in your practice environment. There are other guidelines and restrictions you should be aware of as they can vary state by state. Contact one of our Consultants to discuss the guidelines and restrictions within your state.
WILL THIS INCREASE MY MALPRACTICE PREMIUMS?
To date, none of our customers have reported an increase in premiums as a result of in-office dispensing.
DO I NEED A SPECIAL LICENSE TO DISPENSE MEDICATION?
The rules vary by state. Our Consultants can assist you in understanding what is needed for your state.
IS PRESCRIBER'S CHOICE HIPAA COMPLIANT?
Yes, all of our software for managing your dispensing needs are HIPAA compliant.