In-Office Medication Dispensing

“Working with DynaMD… has been a great experience. They provide a turn-key solution so that my patients can get the medications and pain relief they seek, with minimal impact on my busy staff and team. With operating and managing a busy Orthopedic and Pain practice, having a partner like DynaMD helps stream-line patient care.”

Orthopedic Surgeon, Chicago, Illinois

Dispensing your most commonly prescribed medications directly to patients has a number of benefits:

 

Physician and Practice Benefits:

  • Increased productivity and time savings: Reduced pharmacy phone calls and fax requests. Dispensing medications can actually save your staff time, helping your practice to focus more on patient care and their experience with your practice.
  • Reduced liability: The physician is the best advocate for the patient and has the complete facts. Directly dispensing your prescriptions ensures the patient gets the exact medication you prescribed.
  • Improved patient outcomes: Increasingly, physicians are being evaluating on patient outcomes. Directly dispensing your prescriptions can increase patient compliance.
  • All in one stop shop image: Give your patients the choices and options that they want, to fill their prescriptions where they choose to. Including at your practice.

Patient Benefits:

  • Convenience: Save a trip to the pharmacy. Pharmacy wait times can be hours. Patients value the time savings of filling prescriptions at their doctor’s office.
  • Cost: Regardless of the dispensing service you choose: Cash, Insurance Adjudication, or Workers Comp, this gives your patients very cost effective options.
  • Compliance: Various studies cite that ~20% to ~30% of prescriptions are never filled by patients.
  • Confidentiality: Our clients report a high utilization of their in-office dispensing option especially when the condition being treated might be sensitive to the patient. Patients appreciate the option to fill prescriptions in the privacy of their doctor’s office.

 

Topical Medications


Background

At least 116 million Americans, each year, report being affected by serious pain. Acute pain easily can evolve into chronic pain, which can become difficult to treat. Many commonly prescribed, commercially available pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and other nerve and muscle pain, but they can also result in unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation. Many patients taking these medications accept these conditions as part of daily life, but may find a better solution through pharmacy compounding

Benefits – The “Why”

  • “Misuse of oral prescription drugs is second only to marijuana as the nation’s most prevalent drug problem.” (Colliver, JD et al 2006)
  • Customized medication combinations to fit patient needs
  • Applied directly to site of pain
  • Improves patient compliance with fewer side effects

ADVANTAGES

Less Potential for Drug to Drug Interactions

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Fewer Systemic Side-Effects

  • 10,000-20,000 deaths and > 70,000 hospitalizations a year caused by oral NSAIDs.
  • First pass metabolism and other variables associated with the gastrointestinal tract (like pH and gastric emptying time) are avoided.
  • Reduced side effects and the minimization of drug concentration peaks and troughs in the blood.

Multimodal Approach to Pain Management

  • Ability to combine several drugs into one topical compound allowing for multiple modes of action.

Concentration of Medication to Targeted Affected Area

  • Drug delivery in a focused manner and potentially up to 100 times greater concentration than through oral route.
  • Direct access to the target site.