It is estimated that approximately 133 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic illness – that’s around 40% of the population. What exactly is a chronic illness? Is this something your local pharmacy can offer support for? Let’s take a closer look at how we can help if you are living with a chronic illness.
What is a Chronic Illness?
In simple terms, a chronic illness is a medical condition that will usually last for the patient’s entire life. Some chronic illnesses can be well-managed through lifestyle changes and medical treatment, and some may have periods of remission. However, chronic illness will not be cured completely and will always have some type of impact on the patient. Some common examples of chronic disease could include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Kidney Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
How Can Your Local Pharmacy Help With Chronic Illness?
As your local pharmacy, Vaughn Pharmacy is here to support you with any health issues that you might be facing, including chronic illness. We have always made it a priority to provide members of our community with personalized prescription needs and one on one consultations to make sure the best care possible is obtained in collaboration with the patient and their doctors. In many cases, when you have a chronic illness, you may be required to take several different medications. It is easy to become overwhelmed, especially in the first few months after diagnosis. Your local pharmacy can work with you to make sure your prescriptions are correctly filled and make it easier for you to manage them. Working with local doctors, we strive to make sure that our patients are informed about potential interactions between the medications they have been prescribed and to make sure they fully understand what each drug does and why it has been prescribed. We also offer some programs to make managing your prescriptions at your local pharmacy easier.
- RxSync – Our RxSync program is a free service for Vaughn Pharmacy customers that ensures you never run out of medication again. We will take on the management of your prescription refills and have them ready and packaged up for you on the same day of every month. No more rushing to fill prescriptions when you have run out.
- Dispill® Medication Packaging – Dispill® is a disposable packaging for your prescription medication that divides your doses into 4 set times per day. This can be useful if you need to take several different medications to manage your condition. The days can be detached from the primary package, meaning if you are traveling, you can only take the days you need to save space!
Your Hometown Pharmacy Since 1966
Vaughn Pharmacy is a local, family-owned pharmacy serving the community in Powell, TN. Specializing in providing personalized and attentive prescription programs to our patients, we believe you are more than just a number – you’re part of our family!