Editorial Staff
6 months ago

Editorial Staff
6 months ago

MBS encourages residents to schedule and attend wellness appointments

The Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) advises its members to schedule regular wellness appointments with their doctors to effectively manage chronic diseases and adhere to medication regimens.

If patients experience any concerns or side effects from their medication, they are urged to consult their physician immediately instead of discontinuing use.

dialogue allows both beneficiaries and physicians to reassess the efficacy of continuing medication use to prevent unnecessary waste and financial burden.

MBS provides medication to assist beneficiaries in managing 11 chronic conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.

The MBS spends approximately 19 million Eastern Caribbean dollars to procure these pharmaceuticals, and despite global supply issues, the organization continues to make every effort to obtain the necessary medication.

Beneficiaries can find required medication at MBS network pharmacies and are encouraged to incorporate physical activity and healthy eating into their wellness plans.

To ensure that medications prescribed are readily available at pharmacies, physicians should familiarize themselves with the list of medications on the national formulary when prescribing to beneficiaries.

By staying informed and engaged, both beneficiaries and physicians can work together to manage chronic conditions effectively.

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