Medication Therapy Management
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a service provided by a pharmacist to review all of a patient's medications, including prescription medications, over-thecounter medications, herbal products and dietary supplements. This review can help the patient understand how medications manage health conditions, answer questions concerning medications, check to see if there are any problems with medications such as overuse, underuse, duplication, side effects or interactions. If problems are found, the pharmacist can work with the health care provider to help solve these problems. Medication organizational help is also provided by creating lists of medications, compliance support and keeping track of medication histories and issues that can be shared with other health care providers.
This service is most helpful for anyone who uses several medications or has multiple health conditions. It is also helpful for anyone who has questions or problems with medications, has recently changed medications, has been recently hospitalized or purchases medications from multiple locations.
Medication check-ups can provide real benefits! People that meet with their pharmacist to manage their medications have lower health care costs, a better understanding of how to take their medications, and better management of health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and depression. Better medication management can contribute to a healthier life-style.