Customized Prescription Medications
so long, pharmacy
Manhattan Dermatology is happy to announce that we offer prescription medications right here in our office! We’ve partnered with an FDA pharmaceutical facility to provide customized medications that we can dispense directly to our patients. As prescription medications have become harder and harder for our patients to obtain, and increasingly more expensive—even generic meds—we hope that this transition will make obtaining your medications more efficient and cost effective for you and your family. The majority of these medications cost $40-45, often less than most prescription copays. This advancement enables us to:
- Order your medication at the time of your visit to be delivered to your house within 2 days—no more trips to the pharmacy!
- Offer customized medications that are often superior to those dispensed at pharmacies.
- Offer prescriptions that are free of parabens, fragrance, dyes, and preservatives.
- Choose exactly what our patients are using by avoiding alternatives due to their pharmacy benefits.
Of course, this service is completely optional. If you feel it’s not right for you, please let us know that you prefer to receive commercially available medications from the pharmacy. Unfortunately, however, if a medication is not covered by your insurance plan, we are no longer able to initiate prior authorizations. After much blood, sweat, tears, and countless time and phone calls between pharmacies and patients, we’ve learned that the majority—almost all—prior authorizations are not approved. Prior authorizations can take over a week to process, leading to frustration and delay in treatment. If your medication is not covered, we will be happy to choose an alternative that your plan does allow. This may require choosing a generic medication with a similar mode of action as the original one prescribed. It will usually have similar ingredients but a different manufacturer or brand. It should be comparable in quality and efficacy, but simply may not be our first choice.
Thank you for understanding, and we hope these changes will benefit everyone, and most importantly allow us to continue to provide superior and excellent care.