Medication Management Questions and Answers
Our doctors and medical staff can help you manage your pain and improve your quality of life today. NuHope offers medication management for patients. We are here to help you. For more information, call us today or schedule an appointment online! We serve patients from San Antonio TX, Alamo Heights TX, Leon Valley TX, Kirby TX, Terrell Hills TX, Olmos Park TX, and Castle Hills TX.
What is medication management?
Medication management involves overseeing the medications prescribed to a patient to ensure that they are taken properly, while achieving their planned, therapeutic outcome. The process entails initial and ongoing medication review to address safety and adherence concerns, reduce drug events, educate patients, and engage patients and caregivers. When implemented effectively, medication management is widely known to effectively improve care and reduce costs
How can NuHope help with medication management?
In medical school physicians are trained to diagnose and prescribe. Deprescribing is not in the curriculum. At NuHope we use scientific based research and our own successful experience to develop and modify a unique deprescribing plan for each individual patient. Over the course of treatment, we modify the plan to reach the two goals of safe deprescribing and minimal discomfort. Nothing we do will increase pain and most likely will reduce pain and most definitely will reduce or even eliminate any dependence upon opiates for pain relief. We use weekly medical appointments and weekly drug screens to monitor treatment to assure that we are moving at the right pace for both pain management and deprescribing. These same appointments help us minimize discomfort while maximizing results. NuHope prescribes medications individualized for your unique situation. We help manage your pain and our protocols are designed to improve your quality of life. Our outpatient clinic is a center of excellence and our screening program is designed to help identify each patient’s specific needs to develop an individualized treatment plan.
How many appointments will I require?
Medication management and the appointments required really depend on the individual and their level of pain. Medication management is effective and works, according to doctors and patients alike. Our doctors may suggest a time frame for medication management and our goal is the same as yours: to start enjoying life again. Our appointments will also educate you on pain management and the solutions that are available to help treat pain. At the heart of what we do involves deprescribing and we introduce our patients to the tools and resources on how to reduce medications safely. Reducing medications safely to meet life’s changes is important. Deprescribing in a well planned out process of reducing or stopping medications that may no longer be of benefit or could cause harm – the goal is to reduce the medication burden and damage while improving quality of life.
Why is medication management important?
Medication management is important as it helps reduce pain and over time reduces the medications you are taking to deal with pain. It’s now an important part of healthcare as it helps patients and helps keep people safer.
Is medication management safe?
Medication management is considered safe; however, you should always consult with a doctor on a plan. A doctor may assess your pain and work with you on a plan that will help during the recovery process. The goal is to reduce pain, and over time the medications you are using. Medication management is proven to help patients and help reduce pain, but more importantly the end goal is to reduce or eliminate medications altogether. In some cases, patients may need to follow a longer medication management program, and for others they might need less time. Either way, medication management is a smart solution and will help you enjoy life again.
If you want to learn more about medication management, then you should consider contacting us through our website. We are a leading outpatient clinic that offers innovative and individualized treatment plans. Pain is a reality, whether it be mild or severe, but there are solutions available for patients. We even offer a PREOP™ Assessment that is performed before your surgery, which helps improve both your physical and emotional health.