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Nov 30, 2018

Cape Fear Clinic Pharmacy

Sponsored Content provided by John Devaney - Chief Executive Officer, Cape Fear Clinic

We at the Cape Fear Clinic are proud of what we do – serving folks in our community who have Medicaid, as well as those who do not qualify for insurance coverage because they make too little money.
 
One aspect of our services that distinguishes the clinic is our award-winning onsite pharmacy. We are truly a one-stop shop for our patients because they can fill their prescriptions right here at the time of their appointment.
 
Why is the clinic's successful pharmacy operation important to you?
 
For one thing, keeping the poorest among us healthy and highly functional means more of them can take care of their families and hold down a job, all of which is important to the overall well being of our community.
 
Second, our patients' access to an onsite pharmacy means convenience for them and opportunities for our medical professionals to ensure their medications are appropriate.
 
Since so many of the clinic's patients have chronic conditions, such as COPD, high blood pressure and diabetes, they tend to take many medications. Because we are a Medicaid and charity care clinic, we can obtain medications at advantageous prices, and we pass these savings along to our patients. Many are eligible to pay pennies on the dollar because of their limited incomes.  
 
Since our patients get all their prescriptions from one source and the clinic’s pharmacists have access to the electronic health record, we can prevent drug interactions and can monitor dosages to ensure that what is prescribed is optimal for each person over time.
 
Our pharmacy dispensed almost 16,000 prescriptions in the last year, as well as thousands of vaccines.  In fact, our pharmacy has been recognized nationally for its immunization efforts by the American Pharmacists Association.
 
Our Chief Pharmacy Officer, Jennifer Buxton, a Fellow of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, has been recognized by a variety of health care organizations and disciplines. Locally, she is the recipient of a 2014 Health Care Heroes award in the Health Care Professional category, conferred by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.
 
We pride ourselves in providing exceptional medical care for low-income, uninsured and Medicaid patients. However, this medical care is only as good as the patients’ abilities to follow through with their treatment plans.
 
Without our onsite pharmacy, many patients would not be able to access the medications prescribed by our providers, and their medical conditions would continue to go untreated as a result.

Cape Fear Clinic provides compassionate and affordable patient-centered medical, pharmacy and mental health services to low-income individuals and families in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties, regardless of their ability to pay. Visit www.capefearclinic.org

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