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Benefits of a Local Pharmacy

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  • Written By: Evan Birchfield
Benefits of a Local Pharmacy
One of the most important relationships in life is between a person and their pharmacist. Whether it’s a few visits a year or a monthly occurrence, visiting your local pharmacy to obtain medication that keeps you healthy is vital to living a long and healthful life.

The Pharmacist and Provider Relationship

Over the past 10 years, pharmacist-provider collaborative practices have grown in primary care, helping implement comprehensive, team-based healthcare models. Real-time data sharing between members of the healthcare team is now a reality and allows the patient to receive the best care possible.

A strong relationship between pharmacists and providers is necessary to optimize healthcare for each patient. When pharmacists, providers, and other members of a patient’s care team are all able to see patient history, diagnoses, current medication regimes, and more, they can streamline the continuity of care that is coming to be expected more and more by patient populations.

A Pharmacist Who Knows You

Having a pharmacist who knows you and the specific medical situation you may be dealing with is beneficial to your overall health. When your pharmacy care team knows you, they can make recommendations on everyday self-care that better fit your needs.

For example, let’s say you have high blood pressure, but you come down with a terrible cold. Your pharmacist would advise you to refrain from taking cold medications that contain stimulant drugs because they can increase blood pressure. Having a pharmacist who doesn’t know you and your health situation may lead to complications that could be harmful.

About the FHCP Pharmacy

At Florida Health Care Plans, we have 16 full-service pharmacies located throughout Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, Brevard, and St. Johns counties. Our pharmacists work in conjunction with you and your provider, ensuring you receive best possible care.

All FHCP Pharmacies are members-only, which allows the Pharmacy Team the opportunity to get to know you and your unique health care needs. Many of our pharmacies are also conveniently located in FHCP Care Centers, allowing for an in-person relationship with on-site providers.

To learn more about the FHCP Pharmacy and many other benefits of being a Florida Health Care Plans Member, please call 855-462-3427.

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