Medication is often necessary to treat illness, manage chronic conditions, and alleviate unwanted symptoms. At Today’s Wellness and Primary Care in Wilmington, Reading, North Andover, and Stoneham, Massachusetts, Mohammed Jaleel, MD, and Chloe Fish, NP, use medication management to ensure your treatment is working as intended. Call Today’s Wellness and Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about medication management.
Medication management refers to the treatment plan the team at Today’s Wellness and Primary Care creates to ensure your prescription medications deliver optimal outcomes. With medication management, the team can monitor, adjust, and reevaluate your treatment as needed.
The main goal of medication management is to promote safety and efficacy. This system encourages you to take your medication consistently and on time and helps minimize the risk of medication abuse.
Medication management is an individualized process in which the team may:
The first step in any medication management plan is performing a comprehensive health evaluation. The team starts with a head-to-toe physical exam and medical history review. To gather more information, they may also order additional testing, such as blood work and imaging scans.
Many medications have short-term and long-term goals. Depending on the medication, your short-term goal may be symptom relief. In the long-term, however, the team may identify other key indicators to track your progress on medication.
One of the most important aspects of any medication management plan is patient education. Understanding a specific medication’s potential side effects and complications enables you to play an active role in your plan.
Taking your medication as directed is the only way to reap the benefits of your prescription while minimizing any unwanted side effects.
Regular check-ins are essential to monitoring your treatment plan. The team may recommend routine exams and blood work to track your progress.
If you’re taking medication that requires input from a specialist, the team may coordinate with outside physicians to align on your treatment plan.
Many medications require a comprehensive health exam and routine monitoring, including:
Following a doctor-supervised medication management plan is the safest, most effective way to reap the benefits of your treatment. To learn more about medication management, call Today’s Wellness and Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.