Medication Management Center
Located on each Avita Hospital campus is a pharmacist-led Medication Management Center (MMC). Each MMC is staffed with a clinical pharmacist that sees patients by referral and/or appointment for various clinical services such as anticoagulation management (aka Coumadin Clinic and other blood thinners), tobacco cessation counseling and management, and medication therapy management (MTM).
Anticoagulation & Thrombosis Management Clinic
Our Anticoagulation and Thrombosis Management clinic addresses the diagnosis and management of blood clot conditions. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops in a vein deep in the body. Approximately 300,000 to 600,000 Americans are affected by DVT or PE (pulmonary embolism) each year. These conditions are the third-most-common diagnoses after a heart attack and stroke. DVT can be very serious because blood clots can break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow (PE).
Board-certified Vascular Medicine physician Dr. Michael Davis, who directs the Anticoagulation and Thrombosis Management clinic, explains, “We have been able to help numerous patients with DVTs and manage their care from genetic blood clot disorders to choosing the right anticoagulation regimen”. Ask your cardiovascular provider for a referral to our Anticoagulation and Thrombosis Management clinic.
Tobacco Cessation Services
The Tobacco Cessation service is a pharmacist managed, comprehensive program to help patients achieve their goals in quitting smoking or any other form of tobacco. Patients are eligible for the service through a referral from a physician and are seen during one-on-one, private sessions with a clinical pharmacist trained in tobacco cessation counseling and medication management. Each patient is walked through the process of quitting nicotine by developing a patient specific plan that incorporates an overall quit strategy, resource sharing, counseling, and medication therapy as necessary. Each patient’s plan for quitting then continues on with the pharmacist for up to six follow up visits designed to monitor progress, adjust medications, and provide continued support and guidance for sustained success in quitting.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
Medication Therapy Management is a service that your pharmacist provides to help improve treatment outcomes for patients by optimizing the safe and effective use of medications. MTM promotes collaboration among patients, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare providers.
Along with your other healthcare providers, your pharmacist will review each of your medications and make recommendations that ensure your medication is appropriate and effective in achieving treatment goals, maintaining medication safety, as well as being convenient to your lifestyle. Your pharmacist will help you evaluate and manage your medication to ensure optimal safety and performance.