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Brandon Salke, Pharm.D., Pharmacist-in-Charge, Optime Care, byline featured on April 27, 2021: Cost-Effective Patient-First Approach: Relieve Economic Burden of Rare Diseases, Enhance Patient Quality of Life, Improve Outcomes
With rare diseases impacting small patient populations and often manifesting in unique ways with every patient, it is nearly impossible for a single physician to stay up to date with the latest research. This can often lead to a longer road to the diagnosis of a rare disease, and therefore affect the doctor-patient relationship.
Physician practices should be on the look-out for a patient-first management partner –– that offers a suite of comprehensive services tailored to maximize the therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of rare and orphan disorders.
This article highlights how a patient-first care model fosters discussion between the patient and physicians that is essential to understanding the patient’s needs, providing focus on the drug’s impact and monitoring overall health. This provides a trusted path for patients and others involved in the treatment journey, adding much-needed support for the patient’s family and caregivers, enabling them to become more engaged and take ownership.