Our medication management team will look at all of the medications that you are taking to ensure that you are not at risk for harmful interactions or side effects. This starts with a full review of the medications you take. It is important to include prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal treatments, and supplements.
Many people have issues understanding complex pharmacy labels. This misunderstanding can lead to dosing that is either unsafe or ineffective. Our medication management team will ensure that you understand the dosing instructions for your medications and are taking them in a way that is both safe and effective. We’ll answer any questions you have about your medication and assure that you have the information you need to take your medication correctly. Some side effects to medication can develop over time. We will discuss any side effects that you are experiencing and help develop alternate treatments if they become unmanageable.
Together, you and your medication management team will create a treatment plan and a set of treatment goals. For someone dealing with chronic pain, for instance, treatment goals can include the ability to work a full day without severe pain or sleeping through the night. Your medication plan will be revisited regularly to ensure that you are always getting the appropriate treatment to control your symptoms safely.
Medication is almost always used in conjunction with other therapies. For instance, someone who is taking muscle relaxants to cope with chronic back pain may also see the physical therapist to work on exercises that reduce pain.