Frequently Asked Question
Save your patients’ time With pharmaceutical dispensing, the need for the patient to go to the pharmacy and wait in a cue is eliminated.
The patients can simply pay for their medication during their office visit and immediately start their treatment. No need for a trip to the pharmacy, or to wait for the medication.
1,023 adults ages 18 to 64 were asked which option they would prefer: being given the choice between filling their prescription at the retail pharmacy, OR having it filled at their Doctor’s office. 78% of patients answered that they would choose to fill their prescriptions at their doctor’s office, if given the opportunity
In-office dispensing eliminates the tedious task of the physician such as sending prescriptions to the pharmacy, pharmacy request refills, and other taxing paperwork. By reducing these tasks, the physician gets more time to deliver quality care to patients
Since patients receive their medications during their visit doctors will be able to track a patient’s adherence to the treatment. This will also prevent the prescription from being unfulfilled
Doctors dispensing medications in office eliminate 80% of pharmacy call-backs. This saves time for you and your whole team.
By running a point of care dispensing service you will have more time to focus on important aspects of your practice, such as providing care to those who need your attention.
Physician dispensing will also help your employees and provide a better workflow
Patients do not enjoy having the pharmacy technician yell out their name in front of all the other customers. It can be embarrassing.
Confidentiality is important to your patients. By choosing to dispense in office you are showing your patients that you take their privacy seriously and will not violate their rights in any way. Building this trust will give you loyal patients
When you are in control of prescribing and filling medications at your in-office medication dispensing system, you can also make sure you find medications at a lower cost for your patients. You will be able to offer generic and prescriptions brands, whichever you believe will be within the patients’ means.
You can work with insurance companies directly to find a low-cost option to treat your patient and reduce overall healthcare costs
How many patients leave your practice daily with a prescription you’ve written? 50, 75, 100 or more? If you count the number of patients leaving your office heading to a retail pharmacy and consider each prescription could be worth $12, $15, $18 or more, that is the type of revenue you are losing if you do not have an FCHS Pharmacy in your office.
By implementing point of care dispensing you will be able to increase your revenue. This can be done through cash payments, insurance adjudication or worker’s comp reimbursement