Arthritis is on the rise. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that, by the year 2040, more than 78 million Americans aged 18 years or older will be diagnosed with some form of arthritis – and two-thirds will be women. Living with rheumatoid arthritis or another inflammatory disease can be difficult, but current treatment strategies have come a long way in managing symptoms and improving people’s lives.
At Memorial Hermann, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for our patients with arthritis and other chronic conditions. Recently, Memorial Hermann Health System established the first truly integrated specialty pharmacy in Houston. Our specialty pharmacy decreases turnaround time and improves communication so patients can start therapy sooner and potentially reduce the overall cost of care.
Locally based in Katy, Texas, the Memorial Hermann Specialty Pharmacy has access to clinical specialists with experience treating rheumatoid arthritis and other complex conditions. Our patients receive personalized support from care coordinators, and pharmacists are available 24 hours a day to answer questions.
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At Memorial Hermann, we understand that specialty medications for chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can be expensive. That is why our Specialty Pharmacy employs financial coordinators dedicated to helping lower the cost of your medication.
As a patient, you have several options regarding third-party financial assistance programs, including copay assistance and trial programs from medication manufacturers. We can also connect low-income and uninsured patients with nonprofit foundations like the Patient Advocate Foundation.
At the Memorial Hermann Specialty Pharmacy, we specialize in carrying medications patients can take at home, including medication for rheumatoid arthritis. Our nurse specialists work with you to help manage your symptoms and establish a successful routine for treating chronic inflammatory conditions. We also provide education and guidance for safe, comfortable administration of injectable medications.
To see the complete list of specialty medications we offer, view our Specialty Medication List.
Dealing with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is stressful enough – your specialty prescription does not have to be. At the Memorial Hermann Specialty Pharmacy, we strive to support the excellent care provided by the physicians in the Memorial Hermann Health System.
If you are looking for specialized pharmaceutical care in the Houston area, contact us today at 1-833-234-MHSP (6477) to discover how we can help lower the cost of your prescription medication.