Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
PharmaPoint is pleased to announce that Physicians Pavilion Pharmacy will open in Sugar Lakes Family Practice (SLFP) today. Focused on preventive medicine and health maintenance, SLFP is a comprehensive medical group, caring for patients of all ages.
“We are excited to be able to partner with Sugar Lakes Family Practice in order to provide pharmacy services to their patients,” said Paul Albano, P.D., Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for PharmaPoint. “The addition of a point-of-care pharmacy will help complete the continuum of care for SLFP patients, as well as provide a licensed pharmacist as a member of their care team.”
SLFP works to help their patients share in the responsibility of exercising good health practices for themselves and their families. The addition of an onsite pharmacy adds another layer to the patient/caregiver relationship, ensuring that no one leaves the clinic without a clear understanding of what medication they have been prescribed and the reasoning for why they need it.
“The fact that our physicians, nurses, and now pharmacists, all work together in order to ensure the best possible care for our patients, is the best way to offer coordinated healthcare services,” said Dr. John Vanderzyl, president of SLFP. “We have always prided ourselves in knowing our patients on a personal level, so the ability to further build those connections through the patient/pharmacist relationship, is something we are extremely happy about.”
According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, costs resulting from improper and unnecessary use of medicine exceeded $200 billion in 2012. This amount is equal to 8 percent of the nation’s healthcare spending during that year, and is enough to pay for the healthcare of 24 million people. First on a list of key predictors identified concerning adherence was a “patients’ personal connection with a pharmacist.”
Physician’s Pavilion Pharmacy is located on the first floor at 16902 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479.
PharmaPoint is an innovative pharmacy management company, providing best-of-class solutions for hospitals, health systems and physician groups. PharmaPoint is focused on completing the care continuum, thereby improving patient health and satisfaction and reducing healthcare costs. Recognized as one of the most innovative, inspiring and fastest growing private companies for 2013 by Inc. Magazine, PharmaPoint is currently managing pharmacies across the United States. PharmaPoint is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information about our company, you can visit http://www.pharmapointrx.com.