Glossary of Terms
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Self-management – Doing what is necessary to effectively manage your health.
Self-monitoring – Keeping track of your own day-to-day health, including how you’re feeling, when you take your medicine, and any symptoms or side effects that you may experience. This information can help your doctor to better understand how you are doing.
Specialty Medication – Medicine or treatments that are not available from a traditional pharmacy. Often, these are drugs that require more supervision and monitoring or special handling.
Specialty Pharmacy – A type of pharmacy that deals with specialty drugs. It will often work with your insurance company to help you obtain coverage for your medication or will research financial assistance options. Once insurance coverage or financial assistance is secured, the pharmacy will contact you to schedule the shipment of your medication to your home or doctor's office. This pharmacy will provide additional support services to help you manage your treatment, such as a nurse to follow up with you about your blood work and other clinical monitoring.
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