Diseases Specialty Pharmacists May Monitor

Our specialty pharmacists work closely with care teams for a range of diseases and conditions, including:

Cancer

Medicines for cancer aren’t always delivered through an IV in a clinic. Some cancer treatments are taken in pill form at home. Many of these medicines have strict guidelines to follow for when the medicine is to be delivered. Because of their costs, these medicines also require careful monitoring from the point when they’re prescribed, to their delivery to your home, to when they’re used by you, and for follow up on any signs of side effects.

HIV/AIDS

While there remains no cure for AIDS, your doctor can choose from several medications that delay the progression of HIV, allowing you to live an otherwise healthy life. Because these medications carry certain side effects and can be affected by other medicines and foods you eat, we work closely to monitor how the medicine is working in your system.

Huntington Disease

The goal of treatment is to slow the symptoms and help patients function for as long as possible. Your specialty pharmacist will help monitor the positive effects of the medications and work to minimize side effects.

Infertility

Optimizing the effectiveness of fertility medications is one of our goals. We can assist you with instructions for storing the medications properly and taking them at the most effective time.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Your doctor is prescribing medicines to safely minimize the onset of symptoms, to put the disease in remission, and to improve your quality of life. Because some foods and other medications may interfere with your medicine, we will let you know what foods and other medicines, including vitamins, are safe to take.

Liver Diseases and Hepatitis C

Your doctor is prescribing medicines with three goals: to destroy a virus, such as Hepatitis C, to prevent further damage to the liver, and to manage any side effects. Because some foods and other medications may interfere with your medicine, we will let you know what foods and other medicines, including vitamins, are safe to take.

Multiple Sclerosis

Medicines for treatment focus on reducing the frequency and severity of relapses and slowing the disease progression and disability. Medications are often taken on a long-term basis. We assist you to be sure you have the medications you need and are comfortable administering self-injections.

Organ Transplant

Your transplant medications are extremely important in the overall success of your transplanted organ. We help you get the most benefit from these medications while minimizing their risks.

Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

We work closely with your child’s pediatric specialist to provide effective therapy to prevent and treat lung and sinus infections and to help keep airways open.

Pediatric Endocrine Disorders

Because of the wide-ranging body systems affected by this disorder, the medication treatments are also varied. We work with your child’s pediatric specialist to treat the origins and complications of these disorders, balancing the doses of medications to minimize side effects and other complications.

Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic diseases – Your doctor is prescribing medicines to safely minimize the symptoms and put the disease in remission in order to improve your quality of life. Because of the long-term nature of these conditions, we work to see that you get the correct ongoing supply of your medicine and can easily get refills when you need them.

Skin Disorders

We monitor a variety of medications for skin treatment to assure they are administered as effectively as possible. We also work closely with your dermatology specialist to be sure treatments are effective with minimal side effects.