Medication Therapy Management In and Out of the Doctor's Office
Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, faculty member at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, was hired in 1996 by a 120-physician group practice to control the cost of prescribing. That work evolved into a model for cost effective medication therapy management (MTM) by pharmacists who work closely with physicians. Stebbins is now applying her expertise to help California's underserved seniors get the best medication value for their money. Stebbins and UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty colleagues formed the Partners in D program, which combines the expertise of faculty and student pharmacists from all seven of California's pharmacy schools to help low-income seniors get the best possible benefit from Medicare Part D, Medicare's Prescription Drug Coverage program. Learn more about Stebbins' work in Pharmacy Today.
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About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American west. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.