Disease State Management
If you have a chronic or serious medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure or asthma, Apple Discount Drugs is here to help you manage your medical condition. Our staff can help you improve your quality of life, reduce the complications associated with your chronic medical condition and teach you the skills to take control of your health. Disease State Management is an individualized program based on your healthcare needs that includes you as part of the healthcare team. We can work closely with your primary care provider to help you establish your healthcare goals.
Benefits of Disease State Management
- One-on-one personal evaluation
- Individualized plan of care
- You develop your goals
- You learn how to take control of your medical problems
- You learn the importance of taking your medications
- You learn what to eat to help you feel better and improve your health
- Specialized teaching on medical equipment that you may need – such as blood sugar meter and nebulizer
Apple Discount Drugs participated in a pilot program to show the effectiveness of pharmacist intervention to reduce blood pressure. This was done through a new service that is bringing advanced blood pressure technology to the Lower Shore. The PharmaSmart Blood Pressure Monitor, now available in the Fruitland location, is equipped with software that can record, track, graph and share blood pressure readings over an extended period of time.
The PharmaSmart blood pressure kiosk utilizes smart card technology to track and retain patient readings over time while providing printed reports with averages. Utilizing wireless technology, the device can upload data to an on-line tracker web application, which allows pharmacy, patient and even physician access from any computer.
The online program also provides an outlet for patients to record and keep track of their glucose levels, weight and body mass index (BMI).