Medication Management

Pain Management & Primary Care located in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, CO
Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, CO

Medications are often vital to cure or manage health conditions but can also be harmful. At Gorman Medical, PC’s offices in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado, the experienced team offers ongoing medication management services. With their support, you can enjoy the benefits medications offer while minimizing adverse effects. Call your nearest Gorman Medical, PC office today to learn more about medication management or schedule a consultation using the online booking form.

What is medication management?

Medication management ensures you receive optimal benefits from the prescription drugs you take without experiencing harmful side effects.

Medicines often form an essential part of ongoing medical treatment for chronic diseases and pain management programs. However, while they offer significant, often life-saving benefits, they can also result in intolerable or dangerous effects.

The Gorman Medical, PC team offers medication management to patients receiving medicines regularly to keep them safe and well.

What medications require management?

Any medication you take long-term requires careful supervision. This includes medicines for:

  • Heart conditions
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Hormonal problems such as thyroid disorders and menopause

It’s also important to let your provider know about herbal remedies, over-the-counter medicines, and supplements you take frequently, as these can sometimes affect your prescription medications.

If you have a long-term condition, your chronic care management plan includes routine blood tests or other lab testing to monitor the medicine’s effects. This might involve measuring the amount of drug in your body to ensure it remains at the correct level or checking liver and kidney function to ensure the medication isn’t affecting your organs.

Pain control is also vital for many patients with chronic diseases like these and conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, neuropathic (nerve) pain, and migraines.

How does medication management affect pain control?

The Gorman Medical, PC team aims to keep opioid painkiller use to a minimum because of the potential side effects, including high addiction rates. They use other pain-controlling medicines, such as low-dose antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs, to ease pain. They also offer comprehensive alternatives to oral medication, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency ablation

To ensure you receive the most benefit from your medications, you visit Gorman Medical, PC, for routine tests and report on your progress.

Your provider might try an alternative if you aren’t getting good results with one medicine. They can also change your prescription to a drug that suits you better if you experience any adverse effects when taking medications.

Call the Gorman Medical, PC team to learn more about medication management’s advantages, or book an appointment online today.

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