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Physician Dispensing Wins In A Landslide Majority Of Enhancing Patient Experience
Date:10/21/2008

Today's busy consumer wants service, convenience, and quality from their physician, all while saving time and money. Receiving their prescription directly from the doctor's office is a service today's consumer demands. Physicians can now meet this demand, and easily earn a profit by doing so.

Copley, OH (PRWEB) October 21, 2008 -- Three out of four Americans would have their prescription filled in their doctors' office instead of a pharmacy if given the choice. With only 7-10% of physicians dispensing today, most physicians are missing the opportunity to improve patient satisfaction, along with enhancing medical practice revenue, by lacking a physician drug dispensing program from their office. The study, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, interviewed 1023 adults, and found 75% would prefer to have their prescription filled in the doctor's office instead of the pharmacy if given a choice.

The practice of physician dispensing is an FDA regulated service, sometimes called in-office or point of care dispensing. Prepackaged medications are distributed directly to the patient at the point-of-care, which saves patients a trip to the pharmacy, and allows them to immediately begin their treatment at the physician's office. All medications are prepackaged and safety sealed at the factory in high-density polyethylene bottles in accordance with FDA and DEA approved tamper resistant packaging and requirements. The service is specifically endorsed by the AMA and AAFP.

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