Donovan Quill, President and CEO, Optime Care, and Brandon Salke, Pharm.D., Pharmacist-in-Charge, Optime Care article featured in Pharmacy Times.

When a patient is diagnosed with a rare disease, it can be a challenge not only for the patient, but also for their primary family caregiver. Rare diseases present unique difficulties, along with physical and emotional burdens for caregivers who receive no financial compensation.

Optime Care’s patient-first approach prioritizes the needs of each patient, helping patients and continually supporting them from day one and for their entire patient journey. This focus is particularly effective for patients with chronic disease or a rare disease who face an array of non-clinical issues, such as navigating insurance coverage, misdiagnosis and lack of streamlined information.

This article shows how a patient and pharmacy management organization can help patients untangle challenges and provide much-needed, ongoing support. Furthermore, specialty pharmacists give physicians and specialists the opportunity to focus less on non-medical issues and more on the patient and efficiently finding the most optimal therapy.