What are you doing to enhance your clinic services? Dispensing from the clinic is widely accepted as a great benefit to physicians and patients alike. Medications go hand-in-hand with the care process and are a natural product extension of your clinic’s services. Let’s recap some of the benefits:

  • Convenience – patients like to get their medications at the point of care.
  • Compliance – according to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28 to 31% of prescriptions go unfilled.  Giving the prescribed medications to the patient in the helps address this aspect of non-compliance.  See this post for more specifics on compliance benefits.
  • Clinic Revenue – estimates vary but the typical dispensing physician can recognize $300-$500 of additional profit per day from dispensing activities.  These numbers are achievable without increasing costs to your patient.

A softer benefit is positioning your clinic as a full-service medical provider. Many dispensing physicians offer other ancillary services that complement the care they already provide. A medication dispensing program complements core health services and adds another level of sophistication to your value proposition. Value proposition in a clinic? Absolutely! Your patients always have a choice. In addition, in office dispensing is made easier by purchasing prepackaged medications, using a robust medication dispensing system and working with reputable pharmaceutical distributors that specialize in physician dispensing (like Northwind Pharmaceuticals!).

Setting up a doctor dispensing program is easy:

  1. Build a formulary of frequently prescribed medications.
  2. Identify your 80/20 – which products will be most beneficial to the patient and be within a competitive price range.  (We can help!)
  3. Schedule training on our dispensing application.
  4. Order medications.
  5. Begin dispensing meds to your patients!


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