Ambulatory Care – Medication Management Services

Clinical Services:

Clinical pharmacists, who specialize in ambulatory care, manage patients in the outpatient setting via Medication Management Services. Patients are seen for a variety of clinical services via the Anticoagulation, Medication Compliance, and Medicare Wellness Clinics. These specialty clinics are pharmacist-managed under approved protocols. Pharmacists also provide drug information, medication recommendations, patient education and drug use evaluations to Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents, attending physicians, medical and pharmacy students, and nurses during patients' clinic visits.

Specific Clinical Duties

Medicare Wellness Clinic

Medicare patients aged 66 and older may be referred for a Medicare Annual Wellness visit. Care provided during these visits may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive medication review, immunizations, fall risk and cognitive assessments, and other preventative maintenance care and screenings.

Anticoagulation Clinic

Patients receiving warfarin therapy are referred to this clinic for anticoagulation management. Patients are evaluated by the clinical pharmacists for therapeutic range, adverse drug reactions, diet and medication compliance, and recurrence of thrombotic events.

Medication Compliance Clinic

Patients are referred to this clinic if they have a history of non-adherence with medications, need closer follow-up, or are unable to meet their therapeutic goals with traditional medical management. The clinical pharmacists work very closely with each patient in an effort to optimize their disease state management and quality of life by improving pharmacological and non-pharmacological adherence and appointment compliance.