Your Wilmington Health clinical pharmacy team is here to support your prescription needs

Female pharmacist speaks with a patient.

A clinical pharmacy team is here for you as you navigate through obstacles in health care connected to your prescriptions. The clinical pharmacy team at Wilmington Health can help patients find affordable options. They know about discounts and prescription discount cards a patient can qualify for.

Megan Tingle, PharmD, CPP, and Jocelyn Ott, PharmD, work in Wilmington Health’s clinical pharmacy department. They collaborate with the patient’s health care team and can provide prescription suggestions and implement medication changes. 

Our clinical pharmacy team is here for you as you navigate through obstacles in health care connected to your prescriptions. Megan Tingle, PharmD, CPP and Jocelyn Ott, PharmD work with your health care team to optimize your medication regimen by making recommendations and often implementing medication changes during visits. They can also help you with the cost and affordability of your prescriptions.

What does a clinical pharmacist do? 

According to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, clinical pharmacists optimize patients’ regimens. They collaborate with health care professionals such as physicians to provide the best results.

What is a PharmD?

A Doctorate of Pharmacy degree comes after a four-year curriculum. They’ve trained in the classroom and in experiential rotations. They must pass a national board and law exam for the state where they want to practice. 

Many also do a one or two-year residency after graduation to specialize in a field of pharmacy.

What patient services can a clinical pharmacist provide?

With a referral, a clinical pharmacist can:

  • Administer patient counseling
  • Manage complex polypharmacy patients
  • Help patients get financial help and inexpensive alternatives for expensive medicines
  • Provide medication therapy management

They can provide these services, and more:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Help with financial and adherence issues related to medications
  • Medication and disease state counseling
  • Medication reconciliation, drawing from many sources to assure your regimen is right
  • Partnership with the providers for visits, treatments, and mentoring

How can I meet with Wilmington Health’s clinical pharmacists?

Talk to your primary care provider. Bring herbals, medications, and supplements you’re taking to your appointment.

Is clinical pharmacy for me?

Clinical pharmacists help with total patient care. They:

  • Consider how effective a patient’s medications are
  • Follow up on patients’ progress
  • Identify setbacks in treatment that drug therapy could help

Do you have questions about medications? Need help managing chronic diseases? If you’d like to review how safe and effective your medicine is, a clinical pharmacist can help. 

What should I expect during a visit?

It will be a detailed conversation about your medications, including:

  • How they work
  • Drug interactions
  • Possible side effects

… and more. Bring proof of income if you need to talk about financial aid. This can include:

  • Pay stubs
  • Tax return
  • Social Security statement
  • Insurance cards

Need more information? Visit Wilmington Health online to learn more about patient health resources.