My Meds is designed to help your patients understand and manage their medications and make the best health decisions possible with the goal of reducing medication side effects and saving them money by identifying lower cost alternatives. Additionally, your pharmacist is a great resource to answer any drug information questions that you might have.
Patients who will benefit from a pharmacist consultation
- Patients with diabetes with one or more of the following: A1C ≥ 9%, LDL ≥ 130 mg/dL, or BP ≥ 140/90 mmhg
- Recent hospitalization. Our goal is to perform medication reconciliation within 7 days of discharge.
- Patients using 5 or more medications for chronic conditions
- Patients who need medication education
- History of non-adherence
- Medication cost issues
- New patients 60 years and older
- Anticoagulation management* (*in offices where Anti-Coagulation Management Services (AMS) is not offerred.)
- Medication reconciliation
- Completion of insurance drug review forms
- And if for any reason you think your patient will benefit from this service
Referral to Pharmacist Order
The MyMeds program consists of one-on-one consultations with a clinical pharmacist designed to educate patients about chronic medications, reduce medication side effects, and reduce costs by identifying equally effective but low cost alternatives on medication adherence. For pharmacist consultations, place a referral order in CareConnect.
Follow these steps:
Enter the Referral to Clinical Pharmacist, MyMeds (REF729) order.
- In the Meds & Orders section, search for “ref pharm” or “ref729” order.
- Fill out the required questions and enter any additional information.
- Click Accept.
- Click Sign.
MyMeds staff will receive an In Basket message and reach out to the patient to schedule a consultation with a MyMeds Pharmacist.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will the PharmD make changes to the medication regimens?
Yes, medications may be changed if the primary care physician is notified via email and approves of the recommendations.
- Will I, as a primary care provider, be notified of medication recommendations?
Yes. You will receive an email summarizing the visit and recommendations.
- Will I, as a specialist (e.g. cardiologist, endocrinologist, nephrologists) and member of the care team, be notified of medication recommendations?
Yes, you will be copied on all electronic communication between the pharmacist and the primary care physician. We encourage our specialist to review our recommendations to the primary care physician and to let the pharmacist know if you agree or not and why.
- Where does the clinical pharmacist document the consultation?
MYMEDs pharmacists document the clinical encounter that becomes part of the patient's medical record.
- Who can I contact if I have additional questions about MYMEDS?
Drs. Carol M. Mangione (PI) and Gerardo Moreno (co-PI) lead MyMeds. Richard Maranon is the MyMeds Director and can be reached at (310) 206-4177 or email at RMaranon@mednet.ucla.edu