Medication Therapy Mangement (MTM)
WHAT IS MTM?
MTM is a group of services designed to improve health and wellbeing, as well as optimize your medication use. The main goals of the program are to:
- Strive to ensure you are on the proper medications for your medical conditions
- Reduce or eliminate any unnecessary or ineffective medication use
- Eliminate and manage all drug interactions, including over-the-counter medications and supplements
- Reduce, if possible, any medication or health-related cost
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MTM SERVICES?
In short, anyone! Whether you are on 2, 5, or 15 medications, MTM can help ensure every therapy is effective while reducing any unnecessary costs. MTM is also a great resource for individuals with multiple health conditions, or anyone with medication-related questions.
HOW DOES MTM WORK?
You will meet a clinical pharmacist who will review all of your current medications and make sure there are no current drug interactions. They will also check to see if there are any medication side effects that can be managed, reduced, or even eliminated. The pharmacist will also review any important facts about your health conditions, and in some instances may suggest new or alternative medications that can improve your health and wellness.
It is important to understand that MTM is designed to fit into your existing health management plan. The pharmacist will work with your physician or healthcare provider to make sure that any changes to your medication are beneficial to you, as well as answer any questions you may have.