Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is the second largest community health center in Massachusetts, serving nearly 60,000 patients in the Merrimack Valley with a range of services from family medicine to HIV care to high-risk obstetrics.
“We’re developing the idea of a patient-centered medical home, and a big part of all of this is team care,” explains James Meyers, MD. “One of the big advantages is a great synergy between the clinicians and the pharmacists who work there.”
At Greater Lawrence, pharmacists collaborate with care teams to initiate, modify, or stop patients’ medication orders. They can be more proactive helping patients manage chronic conditions, and the care teams can focus on patients’ acute needs.