Shields "Care Corner" Blog

Care and Convenience

Joe and Nancy, an elderly couple who share the same chronic illness diagnosis, recently went in for check-up appointments and spoke to a Pharmacy Liaison while they were there. Joe and Nancy shared with the Liaison the trouble they had trying to[...]

A Family's Blessing

Julia, a foster mother to a child living with a chronic illness, recently requested that her foster daughter’s specialty medications be filled at the hospital specialty pharmacy. When a Hospital-Pharmacy Liaison reached out to Julia, she[...]

Understanding The Bigger Picture

Jessica has been living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 27 years. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS) that interferes with the communication of information within and between the brain and the rest of the[...]

Life Saving Help

Joe, a newly diagnosed cancer patient, was struggling to afford the new medications prescribed to him for treatment. When Joe’s hospital specialty pharmacy team received his new scripts, they immediately started the prior authorization (PA)[...]

A Team Effort

Laura was diagnosed with a chronic illness a few years ago and her specialty provider recently switched her to a new medication regimen. A few weeks after starting this new therapy, Laura received a call from her Liaison to follow up on her[...]

Always A Step Ahead

This week’s “Care Corner” story is a message we received from a patient’s mother expressing how grateful she is for her son's specialty pharmacy team and the services they provide to her family.

Removing a Patient's Burden

Lisa was recently diagnosed with cancer and faced the reality of her new illness, upcoming treatment and extreme financial burden. After meeting with her doctor about her treatment plan, she was prescribed a medication that had a co-pay of over[...]

Simplifying A Patient's Care Plan

Julia recently had an appointment with her doctor who decided to start her on a new chemotherapy medication regimen. When she got home from her appointment later that day with her new medication, she was left feeling overwhelmed and confused[...]

A Patient's Best Resource

James was recently diagnosed with a chronic condition that requires him to take an expensive specialty medication. Unfortunately, this expensive specialty medication will be an addition to the other medications he currently takes for his current[...]

The Essential Part of  A Patient's Care Team

Michael has been dealing with his chronic condition for a few years and has been filling his specialty medications at his hospital specialty pharmacy. Along with taking this medication, he receives check-in calls from his clinical pharmacist[...]

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