Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center (AUPCC)
Located within the Harrison School of Pharmacy
At the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center, pharmacists become an active member of your healthcare team, and work closely with your doctors and other healthcare providers to make sure that you are getting the absolute most from the medications that you take. The AUPCC pharmacists are experienced medication experts and have been working closely with many physicians and prescribers in the Auburn University, Auburn, Opelika, and surrounding communities since 2000.
In the AUPCC, the central focus of the clinic’s practice is Medication Therapy Management (MTM). The term MTM is used to describe a broad range of healthcare services that pharmacists provide when they evaluate the medical care of a patient from the pharmacist’s perspective as a medication expert. To learn more about MTM, click here.
When a patient comes to the AUPCC, the appointment is very personalized based on the individual needs of the specific patient. The focus of the visit might be on medication education and training; collecting a lab to monitor a medication; discussing cost-savings options on medications; resolving a potential drug interaction; or developing a self-monitoring plan for home. It is just like going to a doctor for care, every visit is different and depends on your specific needs.
At the AUPCC, we are dedicated to spending time with you to make sure you understand your disease states, why you are taking your medications, how you should take your medications appropriately, what you should expect from your medications, and when you should report to your physician or prescriber for follow-up. We take personal responsibility for making sure your medications are working the best for YOU.
In the AUPCC, Our Pharmacists Provide Personalized Clinical Care:
- Medication check-ups
- Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
- Medication Monitoring
- Monitoring of medications taken long-term for chronic disease
- monitoring of medications that have a “narrow therapeutic index”- which means that the blood levels have to be high enough to be effective, but not too high or the medication might have side effects (examples: Coumadin®, seizure medications, etc.)
- Disease State Monitoring
- “Diabetes and You®” diabetes management / monitoring program
- “Breathe Easy®” asthma and chronic lung disease management / monitoring
- Others: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Depression, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, and many more
- Health and Wellness Screenings
- Auburn's HealthyTigers Program
- SEIB's HealthWatch Program
- Disease Prevention Services
- “Be Wise and Get Immunized”® adult immunization program
- “Pack It Up” smoking cessation program
- “Healthy Habits” weight management and cardiovascular risk reduction program
- “Fit to a T” osteoporosis screening and education program
- Women's Health Consultations
- War Eagle Women’s Health Program® (includes contraception advice and counseling, menopause monitoring, hormone therapy consultations, osteoporosis screenings, cardiovascular risk reduction interventions, breast cancer risk assessment and breast self-exam education)
- Drug Information
- Medication Cost Analysis Services
Everyone who takes a medication can benefit from a MTM consultation in the AUPCC, but click here to find out who we recommend making an appointment as soon as possible. It might be you.
Last Updated: January 15, 2016