Physicians Total Care Expands Physician Medication Dispensing Software to Smart-Client System with New Software Architect

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Physicians Total Care announced the hiring of Kelli Hale as their new software architect to help as they expand into Smart-Client physician dispensing software offerings.

Physicians Total Care announced today the hiring of Kelli Hale as their new software architect. Hale was hired to spearhead PTC's expansion into scalable software offerings for physician medication dispensing.

"We were fortunate enough to work with Kelli when she wrote the original applications for Physicians Total Care years ago," said Warren Moseley, president of Physicians Total Care (http://www.physicianstotalcare.com). "She has been family-focused for the past few years, but we are thrilled to have her aboard for our new expansion."

Physicians Total Care develops physician medication dispensing software for doctors and health clinics. It's estimated that physicians lose about $30,000 a year fielding pharmacy calls regarding prescriptions. Combined with other financial difficulties stemming from Medicaid and Medicare budget cuts, many care providers are unhappy with their current level of compensation.

According to the 2007 Survey of Primary Care Physicians by Merritt Hawkins & Associates, 58.6 percent of primary care physicians were "disappointed" with their income, based on the time and effort they put into their practices.

That's where physician medication dispensing comes in. It enables doctors to fill prescriptions and dispense medication right at their offices, rather than sending patients to a pharmacy.

"Physician dispensing is about providing better care and convenience for your patients," said Moseley. "You don't have to worry about a pharmacist misinterpreting your prescription, and you won't have to field pharmacy calls all day long. Plus, your patients can get their medications right at the point of care, saving them an extra trip."

Not only does physician medication dispensing have patient benefits, it also provides an extra source of income for doctors.

"Instead of the pharmacy getting the money from selling medication, it's going right back into your office," said Moseley. "So not only are you eliminating the $30,000 in lost overhead from physician callbacks, you're actually increasing your income. And you can still offer your patients the same medication they'd get at a pharmacy, in most cases, for lower cost. A patient's co-pay will also still be the same."

Moseley hopes that Physicians Total Care will have their scalable physician dispensing software available by early 2008. The scalable software will enable Physicians Total Care customers to more easily upgrade their software, more efficiently backup and recover data, and will increase service efficiency. The clients will also be able to interact with Web services and local resources such as PDAs, barcode readers, and other devices.

"We are always thinking of ways to make physician dispensing as easy as possible for our clients," Moseley said. "With Kelli Hale at the helm, I have no doubt our new generation of software will provide the same efficiency and quality as our previous offerings."

For more information on physician dispensing, or to sign up for a free trial, visit Physicians Total Care online at http://www.physicianstotalcare.com

About PTC:
PTC has repackaged and distributed pharmaceuticals since 1986. Based in Tulsa, Okla., PTC maintains DEA, FDA and state pharmaceutical licenses in 25 states (and growing). PTC developed the PTC9000 Medication Management System® dispensing software for use in all point-of-care environments - from a solo practice to the largest and most sophisticated multi-site clinic. The software is maintained at state of the art levels for all PTC9000 users at no additional charge. Since 2000, regional and national media attention has resulted in PTC's rapid growth and many more satisfied patients and physicians. In late 2006, PTC moved into a new facility, increasing operating capacity more than five times.

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