Helping to curtail patient treatment non-adherence and provide personalized medications for hard-to-treat conditions.
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - March 28, 2022 - PRLog -- Staggering statistics suggest that when patients fail to adhere to the instructions their health care provider gave them it not only leads to an increased probability of treatment failure but in some cases is responsible for higher levels of patient hospitalization. Clinical pharmacist Scott Popyk, RPh, MBA, founder of Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy says when a provider partners with a compounding pharmacy, some of those patient adherence risks are reduced.
According to a study done by the Mayo Clinic, as many as 50% of patients don't remember the instructions they received regarding treatment plans and medication shortly after leaving the doctor's office1. Those instructions include how long and how often to take prescribed medications. Further, The National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Surgeon General point to a study that shows that non-adherence to medication treatment plans is responsible for 125,000 deaths and 25% of hospitalizations each year.
"When a healthcare provider partners with a compounding pharmacy, that pharmacy becomes part of the team that helps a patient through their treatment journey," says Scott Popyk, RPh, MBA, of Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy. "With additional patient education, follow-up consultations and refill communication with patient and prescriber, this partnership takes away many of the roadblocks to a successful treatment outcome."
Popyk says compounding or specialty pharmacies are also well equipped to help patients get answers to whether their medications are covered by insurance. The cost of some medicines and a patient's ability to pay is yet another roadblock to patient adherence.
About Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy
Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy has been providing pharmaceutical solutions to doctors and their patients since 1996. Locally owned and based in southern Michigan, Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy was among the nation's first pharmacies to earn accreditation by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB)(2006).
About Scott Popyk, RPh, MBA
Scott Popyk is a registered pharmacist specializing in compounding medications that safely and effectively treat patients with innovative treatment plans designed for successful outcomes. Scott is the founder and CEO of Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Popyk has been a business owner and leader in the compounding pharmacy industry for over 25 years.
- Brown MT, Bussell JK. Medication adherence: WHO cares? Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Apr;86(4):304-14. doi: 10.4065/mcp.2010.0575. Epub 2011 Mar 9. PMID: 21389250; PMCID: PMC3068890.
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