Shields "Care Corner" Blog

A Patient's Advocate

James has been regularly filling his specialty medication at his hospital specialty pharmacy, but has struggled with adherence issues in the past due to his medical and mental health conditions. James and his Pharmacy Liaison have worked closely[...]

How Treating The Whole Patient Can Improve Quality of Life

Jane recently started filling her specialty medication at her hospital specialty pharmacy. Upon submitting her first prescription, Jane received a courtesy call from the specialty pharmacy's clinical pharmacist to get to know her and discuss her[...]

A Miracle Worker

For this week’s Care Corner story, we wanted to share a touching note we received from a patient’s mother, showing how our Liaisons impact not only the patient’s life, but also the family.

Working As An Integrated Care Team

Our Care Corner this week is focused on how utilizing integrated care teams can streamline treatment, and significantly improve a patient’s health and well-being. When you combine two incredible care-focused teams such as the Patient Support[...]

How Customized Care Improves Adherence Rates

Tracy just finished an inpatient hospital stay and started a new chemotherapy regimen that she was quite apprehensive about. Her clinical pharmacist called to check on progress of her new treatment. Tracy explained that she was so relieved to[...]

Holistic Approach to Care

Mary, a patient living with cancer, received a check-in call from her clinical pharmacist recently to discuss how she was doing with her medications. During their conversation, Mary revealed that in addition to managing her condition, she was[...]

Why Integrated Care Matters

Jacob is currently filling his medication at his hospital specialty pharmacy for his chronic condition. He works closely with his Pharmacy Liaison, who recently renewed a prior authorization for his medication. Unfortunately, when the medication[...]

Growing Your Specialty Pharmacy Program

Thomas, a patient suffering from a long term chronic illness diagnosis, has managed his condition for most of his adult life. He also lives with a slew of other mentally destabilizing illnesses, which leads him to rely heavily on the services he[...]

Going Above and Beyond for Patient Care

Daniel, the husband of a chronically ill patient, called his wife’s Pharmacy Liaison because she was in urgent need of her medication. The Liaison knew this patient well and had supported her and Daniel in their time of need many times before.[...]

Identifying Patients Who Need Integrated Pharmacy Care Most

Mary, a patient recently diagnosed with a chronic illness, showed up to one of her first clinic appointments excited and a little scared to meet with her physician and discuss her treatment plan. With the help of the clinic’s specialty pharmacy[...]

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