Christa Winterhalter, PharmD, senior clinical pharmacist at Highmark suggests scheduling this checkup with your pharmacist. During the meeting, the pharmacist will identify potential drug interactions, assist with lowering costs, and streamline your medication routine.
“As we get older, a lot of people start seeing multiple doctors, including a primary doctor and one or more specialists,” Winterhalter says. “Often your doctor doesn’t know what your other providers have prescribed. But your pharmacist sees it all and is a drug expert.”
Your pharmacist looks for red flags whenever filling a prescription. But during a medication checkup, the pharmacist can answer all your questions and review how your medication affects your daily life. During the review, your pharmacist will:
To get the most from your medication checkup, it’s important to prepare for the meeting. Take these steps so your pharmacist has all the information needed to perform your medication review:
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Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Senior Health Company, and Highmark Senior Solutions Company are Medicare Advantage plans with a Medicare contract. HM Health Insurance Company is a PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Senior Health Company, Highmark Senior Solutions Company, and HM Health Insurance Company depends on contract renewal.
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