Reliant Medical Group to Open On-Site Pharmacies at Ten Locations in Coming Weeks
WORCESTER, Mass., January 17, 2013 – Reliant Medical Group today announced plans to open pharmacies in 10 of its existing medical sites over the coming weeks. The pharmacies, which will be branded under the name EasyCare Pharmacy, provide Reliant the ability to integrate pharmacists into its longstanding collaborative – or team – approach to care. The pharmacy locations were most recently leased to and managed by CarePlus.
“One of our top priorities is to ensure that everything we do as a healthcare provider is designed with our patients in mind,” says Dr. Jack Dutzar, Reliant’s CEO. “Adding pharmacists as integral members of our healthcare team provides for unparalleled coordination with our doctors and ensures a higher level of safety for our patients.”
The 10 pharmacies, which are slated to open at various times between now and mid-February, will be located at the following Reliant Medical Group sites: Auburn; Fitchburg; Gold Star Boulevard (Worcester); Leominster; May Street (Worcester); Milford; Millbury (110 Elm Street); Plantation Street (Worcester); Webster; Westborough. Reliant’s medical office in Holden, which is moving in the spring to a new and larger facility in Holden, will also house an EasyCare Pharmacy.
“This new arrangement will provide a number of benefits to our patients,” adds Eric Howard, Director, Pharmacy Operations. “Because of the physical proximity to the point of care, patients will be able to walk out of their doctor’s office and down the hall to pick up a prescription with little wait time. Furthermore, the pharmacists and doctors will be in constant contact with each other, providing for an added layer of safety should any issues arise with a given prescription.”
Reliant patients interested in having their prescriptions transferred to one of the new EasyCare Pharmacy sites should speak directly with the pharmacy staff at the site of choice once it is open.
For more information, visit www.easycarepharmacy.org.
About Reliant Medical Group
Reliant Medical Group is an independent, multi-specialty group of physicians conveniently located throughout Central Massachusetts. With over 250 doctors and 1,700 employees across more than 20 locations, Reliant Medical Group offers a unique collaborative approach to care that helps patients through sickness and health with compassion and a dedication to service. Reliant Medical Group accepts all major forms of health insurance. For more information on Reliant Medical Group, please visit us at: www.reliantmedicalgroup.org.