Optime Care, a nationally recognized pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization maximizing therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders, points to its specialty Rx pharmacists as a critical part of orphan and rare disease management success. Specialty pharmacists provide much-needed expertise and support for patients every step of the way, advancing the goals of biopharmaceutical companies to optimize the therapeutic value of a specialty drug by ensuring prescription accuracy, compliance and adherence to treatment.
“From initial consultation and across the entire patient journey, our pharmacists work directly with the patient to provide counseling, guidance and education based upon individual patient needs,” says Dr. Brandon Salke, Pharm.D., pharmacist-in-charge, Optime Care. “We create an individualized care plan for each patient by gathering specific labs and indicators related to patient behavior, gauging the person’s level of motivation and identifying adherence issues that may arise.”
Patients can contact their Optime Care pharmacist 24/7 and benefit from annual reassessments that ensure that goals of therapy are on track and every challenge is addressed to improve the patient’s quality of life. Optime Care pharmacists also play a critical role on behalf of biopharmaceutical partners, providing ongoing regulatory and operations support and addressing each company’s particular challenges from clinical trials to commercialization.
Salke adds, “It’s about making sure that the client and their patients know we are there for them at any time and developing relationships with patients in a way that benefits every stakeholder involved in the specialty drug patient experience.”
About Optime Care
Optime Care, Inc. is a nationally recognized pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization offering a suite of comprehensive services tailored to maximize the therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders. Our management team has previously partnered in the launch of more than 25 orphan products and consistently implemented the best brand program for the community. Our experience with small patient populations makes us uniquely qualified to help every stakeholder group impacted by these disorders. Optime Care has dual-accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for compliance with specialty pharmacy and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for specialty pharmacy services that demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers. https://www.optimecare.com/