The pharmacy services at the transplant center are just one of the many ways in which University Health Care provides a multidisciplinary approach to transplantation. Pharmacists have been directly involved in the care of transplant patients since 2000. The importance of medication compliance after transplant is vital to the survival of your newly transplanted graft, whether it be a heart, lung, liver, kidney or pancreas. Our goal is to help you understand the importance of your medications as well as address any challenges you may be experiencing with your new medication regimen.
- A pharmacist will conduct an education seminar on medication expectations after transplant.
- A pharmacist may meet with you individually to discuss specific questions you have.
- A pharmacist will round with an interdisciplinary team to discuss your progress and adjust your medications as required.
- An introduction to the Redwood Pharmacy, a community pharmacy affiliated with University Health Care, which supplies medications to the majority of our transplant patients through a mail-order service, will be provided.
- A pharmacist will review your new medications with you prior to discharge- including the purpose, dose, potential side effects of each drug, how long to take them, and important drug interactions.
- You will also be given a list of medications complete with pictures and times to take each of your pills, as well as a pill box to simplify your medication regimen, and a blood pressure cuff to keep track of your blood pressure.
- A pharmacist is available during clinic visits for medication counseling and any questions.
- He/She will assist your physician with reviewing your medications and making required adjustments.
- The pharmacist will provide an up to date list of medications following any changes.
- A financial counselor is available for questions regarding insurance.
- Patient assistance programs for certain medications are available for those who qualify.