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Patient Education Programs

At Community Pharmacy Inc, we offer a wide variety of quality, in-depth wellness services to assist you in improving your overall health

Diabetes Education Classes

We understand how diabetes can affect the whole person and many aspects of daily life.  Because of this, we offer a many customized services to help patients learn how to manage their diabetes.

Diabetes Education Class & Support Group

We offer monthly group diabetes education classes for FREE to anyone in the community who is interested in attending. 

The goal of these classes is to provide people in our community with the information and tools they need to manage their diabetes and prevent both short-term and long-term complications of diabetes.  Each class session focuses on one of an assortment of topics, including the basics of diabetes, medications, complications of diabetes, and nutrition.

These sessions offer the advantage of being led by a licensed healthcare professional in a group setting with other people who have been diagnosed with diabetes.  This combination allows for people to get in-depth, accurate information and advice, and support from other people in the community who are also living with diabetes.

The sessions are held in the Moore-Few Community Room located at 901 South Adams St, Nevada, MO.  For more information on class dates, times, and topics, contact Sarah at 417-667-6044.

One-On-One Diabetes Education Sessions

In addition to our free Diabetes Education Class and Support Group, we offer in-depth, one-on-one diabetes education sessions for a fee at the pharmacy. 

The overall goals of one-on-one diabetes sessions are to:

  1. Familiarize the patient with the basic concepts of diabetes
  2. Teach how to prevent and/or manage the complications of diabetes
  3. Review nutrition information as it relates to diabetes
  4. Educate the patient on their medications and ensure appropriate use
  5. Work with the patient’s prescriber to ensure optimal medication regimen
  6. Develop a Diabetes Care Plan specific to the patient

These sessions are provided by a licensed pharmacist who is specially trained in diabetes management.  Our pharmacists have extensive experience in educating and training patients on diabetes management. 

We follow the American Diabetes Association Guidelines and work with each patient’s physician or primary healthcare provider to ensure optimal outcomes for the patient.

These sessions are 60 minutes of one-on-one time with the pharmacist, and tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient.  Sessions can be completed at one visit or through multiple visits with the pharmacist.   We encourage multiple visits for most of our patients due to the amount of content to review.

The fees for these visits may be paid for out-of-pocket.  Some insurance companies do cover this service in full or in part through Medication Therapy Management Programs.  For more information call Sarah at 417-667-6044.

Medication Therapy Management

Medication Therapy Management Services are one-on-one visits performed by a pharmacist.  Sometimes just called “MTM,” these services include a full medication review of your prescription and over-the-counter medications.  We recommend most patients have a medication review performed at least once a year.   

The goals of each medication review are to:

  1. Provide in-depth education on the purpose of all of the patient’s medications
  2. Review appropriate use and administration of medication
  3. Ensure that medications are optimized to get the best outcome for the patient
  4. Find cost-savings options for the patient when possible and with physician approval
  5. Provide the patient with a complete and  up-to-date medication list at the end of the session

The pharmacist works with the patient’s prescribing healthcare provider to make any changes when necessary. 

Some insurance plans do pay for these services, or they are available as an out-of-pocket expense.  To find out if you are eligible contact your insurance plan or call us

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Ideal Protein Weight Management Program

We are an Ideal Protein Certified weightloss clinic that will teach you the skills you need to take back control of your health and your life. This plan is for long-term health promotion and weight control, not merely a “diet” that leaves participants with the “Now what?” question after weight has been lost. We re-educate our clients and teach them how minor changes in their diet habits can help them to maintain their ideal weight for the rest of their lives. Staffed by licensed medical professionals, we emphasize education and understanding through workshops and personalized coaching.

Our dedicated Health Professionals and Coaches offer each Dieter one-on-one personalized support and weekly follow-up.

Disease State Management

Lori and Sarah both hold advanced certifications from the National Community Pharmacy Association, Missouri Healthnet, and the Missouri Board of Pharmacy that when working with a patient’s physician to provide advanced clinical services that result in excellent patient care. 

These services target diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma/COPD, and heart failure to help patients attain or maintain better control of these diseases and improve their quality of life.

If you are a physician, patient, or employer group interested in joining the effort with the pharmacists with Community Pharmacy Inc to provide or receive these services, contact Lori or Sarah at 667-6044 for additional information.