Pharmacogenetics (PGX) is the study of genetic differences or variations in metabolic pathways which can affect individual responses to drugs…
Concierge Service Providers (CSP) establish and revise electronic care plans to manage and monitor the physical, mental, cognitive, psychosocial, functional and environmental needs of the patient, including medication reconciliation with review of adherence and potential interactions and oversight of patient self-management of drug regimens.
The Wellness Prescription CheckUp (WPC) is a face-to-face consultation delivered in the physician’s office by a trained Concierge Pharmacist who reviews all aspects of the patient’s health record and medication regimen.
“Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing is hot, as genetic information holds great promise to shed scientific light on the often risky and costly process of disease state assessment and medications protocol development. This simple cheek swab test also provides actionable detail on the benefits, plus as importantly, the risks of drugs in specific patient populations. Pharmacogenomics is not a new field, but as this PGx test becomes available as covered for our patients on Medicare and commercial insurances we intend to do all we can to use it to promote the personalized care we deliver here in our practice. Working with RXVIP Concierge, we are provided with practical guidance on how to turn the explosion of Pharmacogenomic information into real evidence on the medications we are prescribing for our patients.”
“Without (Pharmacogenetics) testing, neither you nor your doctor knows exactly how you’ll react to the medication. It may not work for you, or you may have serious side effects such as bleeding. You might have to try different doses — or even different medications — before finding a treatment that works for you. Pharmacogenomics speeds up that process. Before you take a single dose of medication, you can have a test to see how you’re likely to respond to the medication.” – Mayo Clinic
ST.JUDE’S HOSPITAL ON PHARMACOGENETICS
“If you knew about this genetic information and did not act on it, you would not be practicing good medicine” St. Jude Children’s Hospital who provide PGx Tests for Every Patent.
U.S ORGANIZATIONS ADOPTING PGx TESTING
* Vanderbilt University Medical Centre
* Stanford University Medical Center
* George Washington University Medical Center
* Icahn School of Medicine
* Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
* Cleveland Clinic
* Duke Medical Centre
* HCA (Hospital Corporation of America)