Staying on your prescribed medication is important if you’re someone with an inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
But adhering closely to a course of treatment can be difficult, especially when symptoms fluctuate over time, or change altogether. These symptom flares can be unpredictable and may frustrate anyone with IBD. Some people may need to try more than one medication to find the best solution—and still a setback may require a new treatment plan.
Apothecary By Design’s clinicians understand these challenges, and work closely with patients and their healthcare providers to make adherence to treatment easier, and prospects for success greater. We counsel patients regularly about their medication supply, their concerns, and their successes. And we’re proactive when it’s time for medication refills, so there’s one less thing to worry about.
We also know that easing the financial burden of treatment helps maintain adherence to it. So ABD staff work to ensure that patients understand and optimize their insurance benefits, and to secure patient financial assistance from manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, and other sources.
Most of all, we bring a personal sense of caring to every interaction with the people we serve, supporting patients so they can participate fully and consistently in their treatment, and achieve better outcomes.