May 2018 - Medicine on Time

Summer is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing – summer camp! For parents of children with a medication regimen, there’s an additional level of preparedness that goes beyond making sure they packed enough sunscreen. Medication adherence shouldn’t prevent kids from enjoying their summer, especially if they’re headed to camp.

As women enter different life stages, their healthcare needs change. Be healthier with one, or all, of the steps below! Get the conversation started at your next well-woman - It’s a time to check in on how you’re doing, how you’d like to be doing, and what changes you can make to reach your health goals. In addition to talking with your doctor or nurse about your health, you may also need certain vaccines (shots) and medical tests. You do not need every test every year!

With springtime flowers blooming and warmer weather here to stay, it’s no wonder that the month of May is seen as a time of renewal. As we focus on spring cleaning and summer plans, we shouldn’t forget about revisiting the most important thing of all: our health. This month celebrates National Women’s Health Week – and what better way to renew your spring spirit than to take control of your daily and future healthcare needs?

There’s nothing more important than your health, but it’s easy to get caught up in life and put health on the back burner. That’s why healthcare awareness days, weeks, and months are crucial not just for those living with those issues, but for those who might not be aware of their healthcare risks. May is filled opportunities to observe any health concerns and take action! Pharmacists, you can get in on this too! Take this opportunity to utilize our disease state cards with patients and physicians alike to build the case for the Medicine-On-Time solution.

Medication change? No worries! Occasionally, during a patient’s medication cycle, a prescriber may change the medication that a patient is taking. If this occurs, then the patient’s cards must be corrected. The facility or caregiver should deliver the patient’s cards to the pharmacy so that the pharmacy may correct them. After the pharmacy receives the cards, they should be adjusted in to Medicine-On-Time system. Check out the following easy steps to handle those medication changes!

As the only pharmacy for miles in the small town of Osceola, MO, Evans Drugs provides an imperative role in the community. Jenny Spencer, owner of Evans Drugs, sat down with us to explain how her pharmacy has been serving the needs her rural area for decades, all the while continually improving to provide superior service. Actively involved in the community, this pharmacy is well-loved by all. At nearly 600 patients on Medicine-On-Time, this pharmacy has been growing – and there’s no plans of slowing down!