“Seeing patients each month when they come in to refill their prescriptions gives us the unique opportunity to build on that relationship. We can provide the answers, product training, and follow-up care they need while keeping their physician informed.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
Today, Dougherty’s Pharmacy introduced their Diabetes Care Team service within their retail store environment. Responding to the growing need in the Dallas area for easier access to expert patient care, Dougherty’s Diabetes Care Team will provide diabetes self-management education, product training, nutrition counseling, as well as medication and supplies. Locating the service within the retail store will make it easier for patients to find the answers and support they need more comfortably and efficiently.
Dougherty’s Diabetes Care Team is composed of a dedicated Certified Diabetes Educator/Registered Dietitian, and a Clinical Diabetes Specialist/Registered Pharmacist. Together, they will provide individual patient counseling and training as well as group training programs. Dougherty’s program has received full accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and accepts Medicare and health insurance payments for qualified training programs.
Diabetes Care Team services include:
- Individual and group classes on nutritional meal planning and Carb counting
- Product training on Insulin pumps and Glucose meters
- Group and individual instruction on diabetes self-management
- Six-month personal Diabetes Success coaching program
- Communication with physicians to help ensure proper medication levels
- Variety of carefully selected supplies
- Selection of custom-order diabetic shoes
“We believe our strategy of simplifying information, making our services easily accessible, communicating with patients’ physicians, and a commitment to empower patients for success, will all have a positive impact on our patients’ ability to live healthier with Diabetes”, said Dougherty’s Pharmacy, Chairman and CEO, David Bowe.
Brad Harrison, Dougherty’s Care Team Pharmacist and Clinical Diabetes Specialist, said, “Seeing patients each month when they come in to refill their prescriptions gives us the unique opportunity to build on that relationship. We can provide the answers, product training, and follow-up care they need while keeping their physician informed. So far, the response from both patients and physicians has been extremely positive.”
Dougherty’s Pharmacy is Texas’ largest independent full-service pharmacy and one of the ten largest in the United States. Much more than a typical pharmacy, Dougherty’s has been improving lives since 1929 through a combination of cutting edge technology, extensive products and services, and the uncommon warm and friendly service that initially attracted customers over 80 years ago. Dougherty’s specializes in sterile and non-sterile compounding, veterinary compounding, wellness vaccines, nutritional counseling, vitamins and supplements, as well as a home medical equipment store-within-a-store that is unmatched in North Texas. Dougherty’s new ‘Diabetes Management Program’ empowers patients living with diabetes to live healthier through personal counseling and education. Dougherty’s one-of-a-kind collection of eclectic, upscale gifts and beauty products and convenient home delivery all add up to what is fondly referred to as “the Dougherty’s Difference”. For more information, visit http://www.doughertys.com.