15 Nov What’s New at Alabama Cancer Care
COMING SOON TO ALCC – OUR IN-HOUSE PHARMACY
ALCC continuously strives for better and improved patient care, so we asked our patients what can we do to help? Our patients already have hectic and draining schedules with the treatment of their conditions. The additional burden to having their sometimes speciality medications filled at facilities which require more travel and time affects our patients adversely. SO, ALCC decided to eliminate that one step for your the patients to make your life just that tiny bit easier! So coming very soon to ALCC WE WILL BE OPENING OUR DOORS TO OUR IN-HOUSE PHARMACY to YOU our ALCC patients.
Benefit to our Patients!
- ALCC will be a ONE STOP SHOP for you!
- Continuity of care as you oncologist knows exactly what you need and when!
- Faster and reduced time delays in filling prescriptions!
- Financial help through foundations to get you the treatment you need!
The health and safety of your patients is always your first priority, so it makes sense that one of the main benefits of an in-house pharmacy is to make it easier to for patients to receive the best possible care. The majority of our patients are older and have various forms of cancer, and many of them have to arrange for transportation to and from their appointments. By offering them the ability to get their prescriptions fulfilled while they’re at the clinic, you can save them an extra trip and make sure they’re able to take their medications on schedule.
Most of your patients are busy people with a lot on their plate. Offering them a “one-stop shopping” experience saves precious time and provides a service they’ll appreciate. It also makes it easier to make health a priority. According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, between 28% and 31% of prescriptions are never filled. By offering an in-house pharmacy we can help reduce this and ensure patients are receiving the recommended treatments.
As Oncologists, each patient we treat has unique needs, and having their prescriptions accessible and available when they need them is key to successful treatments and long term health. An in-house pharmacy means we have control over that availability, and that you the patients will be able to get what you need, when you need it.
Ready to Go In-House?
As you can see, in-house pharmacies offer a number of benefits for our patients. This solution is also particularly useful for cancer/hematology patients, as these patients are often treated with specialty medications, which allow the in-house pharmacy to remain focused on this specific care.