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Family Health Medication Management

Family Health Medication Management services offered in Wantagh, NY

Family Health Medication Management services offered in the greater Wantagh, NY area

Prescription medications can preserve and improve your life but require ongoing monitoring to prevent side effects and maintain benefits. If you take medicines for chronic medical conditions, talk to Valessa Mesidor, NP-C at Nova Wellness Health in Wantagh, New York. They offer ongoing medication management to ensure your medicines work properly and minimize adverse effects. Call Nova Wellness Health to learn more or request a medication management review online.

Family Health Medication Management Q & A

Why might I need a medication management service?

You could benefit from Nova Wellness Health’s medication management service if you regularly take drugs to manage chronic health problems. The team offers chronic care management to patients with long-term conditions such as:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung diseases like asthma
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia

Nova Wellness Health also offers specialized medication management for patients with mental health disorders like depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anxiety.

Most chronic conditions require one or more medications. For example, you might take metformin for Type 2 diabetes, statins to lower your cholesterol, levothyroxine to boost your thyroid hormone levels, or beta-blockers for heart disease. Very often — especially later in life — patients take multiple medicines to manage comorbidities (co-occurring disorders).

Medication management ensures you don’t suffer adverse effects from your prescription drugs and that your medicines work correctly.

What does medication management involve?

Bring a list of your medicines to your medication management review and tell your provider if you’ve stopped taking any prescription drugs. They’ll also ask how you take your medicine — for example, you might need to take some pills before eating, with food, or at a specific time. Your provider checks you take your doses correctly and that the drugs are effective.

Sometimes you might need to provide a blood sample for lab testing. If you take certain drugs, routine tests assess how well they work and check for adverse effects. For instance, regular blood sugar tests monitor how well you keep your diabetes controlled. Lab tests can also identify problems like reduced kidney function that your medication could cause.

Tell your provider about any over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies, supplements, and anything else you take regularly for your health. Some products affect how prescription medications work or combine in a way that could prove harmful.

What happens after my medication management review?

After they review your medicines, how you take them, and the effects the drugs have, your provider can recommend any changes they feel would be beneficial. They might adjust your dose, change you to a new drug, or take you off a medicine you no longer need.

Call Nova Wellness Health for more information on medication management’s benefits, or schedule a consultation online today.