WHAT IS MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT?
Medication Therapy Management (also referred to as MTM) is a group of services that optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Pharmacists provide MTM to help patients get the best benefits from their medications by actively managing drug therapy and by identifying, resolving, and often preventing medication-related problems.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services focus on a patient-centered care. At Toledo Family Pharmacy, you can sit down with a pharmacist to privately discuss all your medications, side-effects, what to expect, any drug-drug interactions, and more.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT?
Anyone who uses prescription medications, non-prescription medications, herbals, or other dietary supplements may potentially benefit from MTM services. People who may benefit the most include those who use several medications, those who have several health conditions, those who have questions or problems with their medications, those who are taking medications that require close monitoring, those who have been hospitalized, and those who obtain their medications from more than one pharmacy.
WHERE IS MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT PROVIDED?
Pharmacists provide MTM services in all care settings in which patients take medications While pharmacists in different settings may provide different types of MTM services, the goal is to make sure that the medication is right for the patient and his or her health conditions and that the best possible outcomes from treatment are achieved.
WHY IS MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT NEEDED?
Medication-related problems and medication mismanagement are a massive public health problem in the United States. Experts estimate that 1.5 million preventable adverse events occur each year that result in $177 billion in injury and death.
In addition to medication reviews with the pharmacist, our pharmacists and interns are specially trained to provide vaccines and immunizations without a prescription. Click here to learn more about our Vaccines and Immunizations.