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Medication Therapy Management
Medication therapy management in Rice Lake provides education and consultation for the medications you are taking. The result is enhanced communication with your health care provider because you better understand your medications. This creates time for you to speak with your health care provider about other medical issues rather than focusing the conversation on medications and side effects. You do not need to fill your prescriptions at a Mayo Clinic pharmacy to use this service.
During a 30- to 60-minute consultation in a private area, a pharmacist trained in comprehensive medication reviews meets with you to discuss all of your medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and dietary and herbal supplements. He or she then reviews each medication individually to determine possible side effects, negative interactions and unnecessary dosages. If medication issues are detected, he or she will work with your health care providers to make beneficial changes to your medication regimen.
You are welcome to have a caregiver or someone who helps you with your medications come with you to the consultation. Be sure to bring all of your prescription and over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements with you.
During the consultation, you will:
- Learn ways to make taking your medications simpler and easier.
- Receive a private, customized medication care plan for all medications and supplements you take.
- Understand the best time to take each medicine and if it should be taken with or without food.
- Learn how to safely use medication devices, such as blood glucose meters or inhalers.
- Understand how you may be able to reduce your medication costs by using medications appropriately, avoiding side effects and using less expensive medications.
Medication therapy management is a covered service under some government and private prescription plans. Please check with your prescription drug plan for coverage information. Your insurance is billed directly for consultation.
If a medication therapy management visit seems right for you, talk to your care team about a referral.
Medication Therapy Management Q&A
What is medication therapy management?
Medication therapy management is a service of Mayo Clinic Health System that provides individual consultation on all your medications. A pharmacist will review all your prescription, nonprescription and herbal medications. You may use the service even if you do not fill your prescriptions at a Mayo Clinic pharmacy.
Who provides the services?
Our licensed pharmacists are specially trained to provide personalized, comprehensive medication reviews. Your pharmacist will work closely with you and your care team to ensure that your medications are as safe, effective and convenient as possible.
What can I expect during my appointment?
Your medication therapy management visit will be held in a private area and will take 30 to 60 minutes. You are welcome to have a caregiver or someone who helps you with your medications come with you. Be sure to bring all of your prescription and over-the-counter medications or nutritional supplements with you.
How do I pay for services?
Medication therapy management is a covered service under some government and private prescription plans. Please check with your prescription drug plan for coverage information. Your insurance is billed directly for the consultation.