A Word from Terry Forshee
I am a pharmacist and President of TAKE CHARGE Nutrition, LLC. We are a 20 year old company now focused on providing programs and systems to enable pharmacists to transition their practice and profession as a whole into the emerging arena of patient care.
TAKE CHARGE® is a turnkey system with everything in place for pharmacists to succeed in the $60 billion obesity market. We have internet based software which provides patients with motivational tools and information specifically based on the analysis of their health risk profile. This software is designed to provide insurers and other pharmacy groups to gather and utilize outcome information from pharmacists all over the country. These outcomes will provide 4rd party and government payers the information needed to pay pharmacists for their time and knowledge. It is time for pharmacists to capture this market!
A few serious questions:
- When did you last see an increase in prescription reimbursement rates?
- Do you EVER see them going up enough to truly increases you profit picture?
- If not, then where does the independent arm of your profession go?
Now a serious answer: With greater than 60% of the US population overweight and more than 30% considered obese the time is NOW! The health care system is begging for someone to help TAKE CHARGE® of this epidemic. Why not pharmacists? With my TAKE CHARGE® Program you have at your disposal everything you need to change the health outlook of your patients... AND change the financial outlook for your pharmacy practice and our segment of the profession.
I would like the opportunity to discuss how TAKE CHARGE® can put money in your pocket with your first patient... money for what you know rather than how many prescriptions you can fill. I have put in place a strong financial incentive to enable you to add this program to your professional repertoire. There are several financing options if you need them to enable you to cash flow this system. Remember, I am a pharmacist too! I know how difficult times are and I want you to be able to offer this needed service in your pharmacy.
D. Terry Forshee, RPh, PD, CDE