Medication Management Specialist

Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC

Adult Primary Care located in Putnam, CT

If you take more than one prescription, consider medication management. At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, board-certified adult primary care physicians Dr. Joseph J. Botta, MD, Dr. David Candow, MD & Dr. Ronald Klare, MD and the team are skilled in medication management. They can determine the medicines that most benefit you and optimize your treatment plan. To make an appointment at the practice in Putnam, Connecticut, call the office today.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Prescription drugs play an important role in the treatment of many acute and chronic conditions. With the right medication, it’s possible to minimize uncomfortable symptoms and improve your quality of life. Even so, medications affect everyone differently. As a result, you might experience side effects that make the condition worse or prevent you from working. 

Medication management provides routine monitoring. At each check-up, your provider asks about your symptoms and makes adjustments as necessary. Ultimately, the goal is to help you achieve the most benefit from a specific medication (or medications).

What does medication management involve?

At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, medication management varies depending on your needs. The team might recommend:

Blood work

Before recommending medication management, your provider conducts a physical exam and draws a sample of your blood. Then, they send your sample to the on-site lab for analysis. 

The lab techs determine if you have any vitamin and nutritional deficiencies or any underlying health problems. Then, your provider uses that information to determine one (or several) types of medication that might benefit you.

Trimming your medication list

If you take several different prescription drugs but they negatively affect your quality of life, you might also benefit from medication management. Following a physical exam and a series of lab tests, your provider can remove or substitute certain medications. 

Medication optimization

Sometimes a single medication isn’t enough to address a specific issue. If that’s the case, your provider might recommend one or several other medicines to complement it. By optimizing the effects of the medicine, you can achieve better, longer-lasting results.  We are also specialist at DE-prescribing and knowing when it is time to stop medications.

Who can benefit from medication management?

You might benefit from medication management if you:

  • Take more than one prescription drug
  • Have more than one underlying medical condition
  • Have questions about the medicines you take
  • Experience side effects from the medication you take

It’s also a good idea to participate in medication management if you’ve been hospitalized or undergone recent surgery.

Is medication management safe?

Yes. Medication management is safe. What’s more, participating in medication management at Joseph J  Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, can reduce your risk of an overdose or other serious complications. 

To explore the benefits of medication management, make an appointment at Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, by calling the office today.