Are You Taking Your Medication Correctly?

 By Cynthia Miller

Sticking to your medication routine – known as medication adherence – means taking your medications as prescribed. The right dose, at the right time, in the right way and frequency.

Why is this important? Simply put, not taking your medicine as prescribed by a doctor or instructed by a pharmacist could lead to your health getting worse, hospitalization and possibly death. Continue reading “Are You Taking Your Medication Correctly?”

How Does WellCare Help Patients Adhere to Their Medications?

How RxEffect helps doctors increase WellCare member medication adherence

By Dr. Laura Hungiville

“I now feel fine, so I’m going to stop taking this medication the doctor prescribed for me.”

How often have we heard our friends or relatives say this – or maybe we’ve said it ourselves?

Unfortunately, many patients with serious existing medical conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol or hypertension stop taking their medications every day because they either aren’t acknowledging their symptoms or don’t understand their prescriptions. Continue reading “How Does WellCare Help Patients Adhere to Their Medications?”