Gainesville, Georgia Physician Practice Opens PharmaPoint-Managed Pharmacy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PharmaPoint is pleased to announce the opening of the Diagnostic Clinic Pharmacy, located in Gainesville, Ga. The Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, a prominent multi-specialty physician group that’s home to more than 30 board certified physicians, owns the pharmacy.
PharmaPoint provides turnkey management of the pharmacy, from initial setup and design, to staffing, to day-to-day management and compliance.
“PharmaPoint has handled every step in the setup and opening of our pharmacy with expertise and professionalism,” said NGDC Practice Administrator Emmett Forrester. “Patient response to the opening of our pharmacy has been very positive. The convenience of the pharmacy cannot be beat — a great advantage for the elderly, those with mobility issues or simply those with a busy lifestyle. For many patients, the pharmacy can have, or nearly have, the patient’s prescription ready by the time the patient arrives at the pharmacy.”
The Diagnostic Clinic Pharmacy is located within NGDC’s Gainesville office at 1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway Southeast, Suite 500. The pharmacy is designed for the patient’s convenience as well as a way to provide better clinical care. For insured patients, prescription copay prices are the same and cash pricing is also very competitive to other local pharmacies.
“Physician-owned pharmacies have a myriad of benefits, such as reduced healthcare costs, better medication adherence and additional revenue to physicians to help combat declining reimbursements,” stated Paul Albano, Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at PharmaPoint. “Patients not only love the convenience, but also the personalized service and relationship with the pharmacist and staff — a relationship that has greatly declined in an era of big box stores and chains.”
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., PharmaPoint is an innovative pharmacy management company. It provides best-of-class solutions for hospitals, health systems?and physician groups focused on completing the continuum of care, thereby improving patient health and satisfaction, reducing healthcare costs and providing a ?source of ancillary income. PharmaPoint is currently managing pharmacies in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia. Visit www.pharmapointrx.com for more information.
The Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic opened in 1953 and is comprised of 33 board certified physicians. It has offices in Gainesville, where the pharmacy is located, as well as in Athens and Hoschton/Braselton, Ga. Key specialties include internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, oncology/hematology, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology and nephrology. Visit www.ngdc.com.
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