June 6, 2018

The Best Medicine – 3 Benefits of a Specialty Pharmacy

Serious illnesses require complicated treatments. That’s often just the beginning, because figuring out medications can be quite complex – mentally and financially. Mission Specialty Pharmacy offers help. Here are three reasons to seek out the services of the specialty pharmacy:

1 – Help for Complex Conditions

Mission Specialty Pharmacy is an ideal choice for those who are being treated for a serious condition such as cancer, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, organ transplantations, human growth hormone deficiencies and other complex conditions.

“The medications and treatment plans required to help these patients are complex,” said Denali Cahoon, general manager for the Mission Specialty Pharmacy. “Mission Specialty Pharmacy patients benefit from comprehensive patient education from our pharmacists, and receive support with medication access from our Liaisons to ensure successful treatment outcomes.”

2 – Exceptional Customer Care

One of the most unique Mission Specialty Pharmacy features is the Liaison – a free service. Like a pharmacy fairy godmother, your Liaison will get to know you and your specific situation, and do everything possible to make the entire process easier, from helping coordination with your doctor, to finding financial assistance, to delivering medications to your home. And, when the time comes, your Liaison will call you to check in and schedule refills.

“Additionally, our clinical pharmacists will provide teaching and support to ensure you have the best outcome possible from the medication that our provider prescribed,” said Cahoon. “They can even meet you right in the clinic to address any medication concerns.”

3 – Costs Less

Medications for more involved conditions can be as exorbitant as they are essential. Because of this, Mission Specialty Pharmacy strives to assist with any reimbursement challenges. In the first few weeks that they worked with patients at Cancer Care of Western North Carolina, Mission Specialty Pharmacy’s Liaison helped patients save more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses.

“Some of these patients were facing thousands of dollars per month for just one drug, and some were facing tens or hundreds of dollars,” said Cahoon. “The goal is to have one less thing to worry about when facing a challenging treatment. Mission Specialty Pharmacy is helping patients in need with financial access to the drugs prescribed.”


Denali Cahoon is the general manager for the Mission Specialty Pharmacy.

Mission Specialty Pharmacy is located within Mission Medical Center Pharmacy at Mission Hospital Memorial Campus, 509 Biltmore Avenue, and is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm.

To learn more, call (828) 276-1212 or visit mission-health.org/pharmacy.

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