If we could not provide medications to accomodate their treatment, our primary care services would be in vain. You can't tell a diabetic to keep good control of their blood sugar inless they have Insulin or oral glycemic medications and the cabability to check their blood sugar. LIke wise an acute illness becomes complicated unless the appropriate medication is provided.
Providing assessment of the patients' health care needs and the medications to maintain their health status ensures the patient will become a partner in the tratment of their illness and paves the road to wellness.
Having our pharmacy to provide essential medications also attracts volunteer physicians to treaqt our patients. It avois the frustration of evaluatins a patient, developing a treatment plan, and having the plan be void because the patient can't afford the prescribed medication.
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ovr the past two(2) years, I have watched the clinic grow -- serving more people. We have added additional staff, a Dental Clinic, and a Board Certified endocrinologst to treat our complicated diabetics.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Become a RHC three days a week and a Free Clinic Two days a week to obtain enhanced reimbursement for medicare and medicaid patients. This community does not have enough primary care physicians for our underinsured and uninsured population. As a Free Clinic we cannot treat these patients and bill Medeicare and Medicaid. Curerently they get theior primary care in the local ER, which is losing $300K per month! This is not sustainable.
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It provides free episodic and continuing chronic prescriptions and primary health care to the uninsured of Franklin County.
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