Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is available to all patients by appointment and is often covered by your health insurance plan. This service includes medication reviews by an MTM-trained pharmacist who will go through all your medications with you, ensuring that they are appropriate and are producing the expected results without increasing your risk of serious side effects that are possible when patients take multiple medications. Sometimes, medications are discontinued because they are no longer needed or can be replaced with a similar generic medication that is more cost effective; other times, a new medication may be added to treat a condition that had been overlooked in the past, reducing the risk of chronic disease progression and keeping you in the best state of health possible.
MTM services have proven to enhance medication effectiveness and safety. Many cases have resulted in reducing the cost associated with medication therapy by involving a pharmacist in drug selection to make more cost-effective decisions. MTM is covered for most individuals with a Medicare Part D drug plan; patients with private insurance plans may also be eligible for coverage of these services, depending on the particular plan with which they are insured. If your insurance does not cover MTM, you can still take advantage of this valuable service by paying out-of-pocket for it.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with our MTM-certified pharmacist, Dr. Sharon Kahnke, please give her direct line a call at (651) 414-9474.