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Q. Exactly what does PillHelp® do?

A. Our pharmacists provide consumers and their physicians with medication information and therapy management ideas.

Each year consumers suffer from 8.8 million adverse drug reactions, costing $75 Billion. The Institutes of Medicine conservatively estimate the annual death toll to be 7,000. And, the IOM looked only at Medicare recipients!

Medication problems are one of the most expensive causes of avoidable injuries to consumers. Consumers of all ages take medications from a wide variety of sources including foreign countries, physicians' samples, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and herbals. They are vulnerable to information from a huge number of sources. Many of those sources are unreliable and motivated by hidden agendas.

The PillHelp Company is taking action. We are growing a national network of clinical pharmacists to provide complete medication management and information services to consumers and physicians.

PillHelp's patients are safer, feel better, save money, and develop more effective when handling medication.

We provide medication consults to medical practitioners.

Our pharmacists' practice protocol complies with national standards established by The American Pharmacists Association, The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and Medicare Part-D. Consumers, medical practitioners, and corporate clients receive documentation of the care provided.

PillHelp's patients feel better, save money, and handle all types of medicines more effectively.

Seminars are available to meet your particular needs.

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Q. What is myMEDcheckup® ?

A. myMEDcheckup is an inexpensive way to get a clinical pharmacist to review all your medicines - traditonal, over-the-counter, herbals, samples, etc., no matter where you get them. The assessment will be provided in a document called "PillHelp Works." The information is specific to your situation. You and your doctor can use the document as talking points to optimize therapy and minimize risk.

Each year consumers suffer from 8.8 million adverse drug reactions, costing $75 Billion. The Institutes of Medicine conservatively estimate the annual death toll to be 7,000. And, they only looked at Medicare recipients!

Medication problems are one of the most expensive causes of avoidable injuries to consumers. Consumers of all ages take medications from a wide variety of sources including foreign countries, physicians' samples, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and herbals. They are vulnerable to information from a huge number of sources. Many of those sources are unreliable and motivated by hidden agendas.

We will help you to know which medication inforamtion is actually important to you. You don't need to worry about or try to figure out everything yourself?

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Q. Why do I need to explore clinical pharmacy services like these?

A. Medication problems hurt thousands of people every day. They are the most costly yet avoidable of injuries. They cause suffering and cost a lot of money to treat. We live in a complex society. Health care has become fragmented, less personal, and often overwhelming. Most of us no longer have a personal relationship with a pharmacist who knows us and our family well.

Who is helping you to protect yourself from the risks posed by the complicated chemical reactions all medicines, vitamins and herbs have in your bodies and between each other?

Information is thrown at consumers from every angle. It all sounds good. How do you know what matters, and what to believe?

The pharmacists at PillHelp®, provide clinical services and information to help you and your family to protect yourselves. Experience with our pharmacists will help you to become better at managing your medicines in the future.

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Q. Can I depend on the information?

A. The PillHelp Company, LLC is a professional network of licensed pharmacists who specialize in providing medication information and management services. Our licenses are overseen by our governing State Boards.

We are proud that our pharmacists hold either a Doctor of Pharmacy degree or a Bachelors in Pharmacy. Both are highly specialized degrees. Our pharmacists can interpret information and implement the assessments in a practical manner for patients and practitioners.

Our Pharmacists must participate in certified continuing education continually. We are well experienced.

We are worried about the growing risks to which today's consumers are being exposed. We think that it is critical that you have access to our care.

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Q. Is there a charge for services?

A. Yes. This is a specialized professional service like accountants, lawyers, architects, and financial planners. How medicines function in the body is complex. Hiring an expert in this area who can focus on you will significantly improve your quality of life. Our advice will very often save you more money than the services cost.

Payment is requested at the time of service. All major credit cards are accepted.

There is never a charge until you approve it.

Since The PillHelp Company, LLC does not sell products. Our work for you is sincere and objective.

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Q. Why do I need a clinical pharmacist? I have a good doctor, my drug store monitors my prescriptions, and I can call my insurance company's hot line!

A. Because comprehensive review of your medicines is extremely rare. The need for such care has never been greater due to the increase in the use of over-the-counter drugs, and the many sources of medicines including more than one pharmacy, mail order, samples and foreign countries.

Your drug store pharmacist just doesn't have sufficient time to review all the medications you take because the pharmacy income is necessarily driven by volume. Pharmacy computers will scan only for prescription drugs filled with that particular company. You will experience superior care with an independant clinical pharmacist dedicated to you, overseeing all your medications from every source, and working with your physician.

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Q. How do Doctors react to clinical input from pharmacists?

A. The experiences of PillHelp® pharmacists is similar to thousands of other pharmacists who professionally and respectfully participate in providing healthcare services. If the information is offered to physicians and patients respectfully, and with the understanding that we have only one piece of the of the patient care puzzle; the vast majority of physicians welcome our participation.

The physician is the team leader and must assess many complicated factors in servicing his/her patient. Good clinical pharmacists facilitate the pharmacology decision making.

A good clinical pharmaciest will assess a patient, their history and all medicaitons. They will consult with physicians whenever necessary. They will provide solution suggestions and back them up in writing, in a well accepted medical format.

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Q. I'm a doctor, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner. What can it do for me?

A. We can provide regimen reviews, pharmacological opinions, polypharmacy assessments, compliance coaching and research specific to your needs. These services are economical for your patients, and improve outcomes.

With a pharmacological consult on record insurance rates for your practice may be able to be reduced.

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Q. Do you bill insurance companies?

A. We will help you to collect reimbursement from your health insurance provider. A standard insurance claim form completed with appropriate codes will be provided. If your insurance company rejects the claim, we will help you with one appeal at no charge.

Studies show that for every dollar paid for the services of a clinical pharmacist, $16.00 are saved by the patient and/or insurer. Imagine how much insurers save when this service causes their client to avoid an emergency room visit, lab work, an office call or a decrease in the number of medications. As a result a growing number of insurers are reimbursing their policyholders for the cost.

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Q. What about privacy?

A. The PillHelp Company, LLC and its staff pledge complete confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.

Our medical records are 2048 encrypted and stored on a secure server. The PillHelp Company, LLC will not market or sell your information.

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Q. Do I get a report?

A. Yes, it's called PillHelp Works® for Patients. It contains a copy of the Care Plan or Talking Points, and an assortment of value added support information specific to your needs.

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