Medication Management

Rely on an Essentia pharmacist to help you make sure your medications are working as best as they can for you. During a medication management consultation you will have uninterrupted one-on-one time with a pharmacist. These visits occur at Essentia Health primary care clinics and may be in-person or via video conference. A typical visit lasts 20 to 60 minutes. During your consultation, we will:

  • Review your current medications, including prescriptions, supplements, over-the-counter medications and vitamins
  • Ensure your medications are safe and effective
  • Discuss any medication-related problems, questions, or concerns
  • Provide recommendations on ways to save money on your prescriptions
  • Make an accurate, up-to-date list of your medications
  • Create a personalized medication dosing schedule

Do I Need Help Managing My Medicines?

Anytime you take a prescription or non-prescription drug, you can benefit from medication management. Our pharmacists can help make sure you’re using your medicine safely and effectively when you:  

  • Are managing multiple health conditions
  • Have a chronic condition, such as asthma, diabetes, or high blood pressure
  • Use several prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and/or herbal or dietary supplements
  • Have questions about how to properly use your medications
  • Recently stayed in the hospital

Collaborative Care

Your clinical pharmacist will work directly with your health care team to help you manage your medications and achieve your health care goals.

Insurance Coverage

Many insurance plans, including Medicaid, offer benefits for these services. In most cases, there is little to no cost to you.

Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

When you start a new medication, make sure you have complete, accurate information about it so you can avoid potential problems. When you pick up a new medication, ask your Essentia pharmacist:

  • What is this medication used for?
  • How much of this medicine should I take and when should I take it?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose?
  • Could this medication have any negative interactions with other drugs, certain foods, or alcohol?
  • How should I store this medication?
  • What are possible side effects of this medication?
  • What results should I expect to see, and when will I notice these improvements in my health?

Custom Medication Packaging

Ask your pharmacist about how custom packaging can help you get the right dose of the right medicine at the right time—especially if you take multiple prescriptions. With our easy-to-use pill-tracker blister packs, we can coordinate your medications so it’s easier for you to follow the routine your care team recommends.

Schedule a Consultation

Review your medications with an Essentia Health pharmacist near you. To schedule an appointment, call 218-576-0130.

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