"Patients and Families First" is the motto of the University of Michigan
Health System. The pharmacy department strives to see patients and their
families through a number of services and locations.
We serve our patients both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. When
patients are in the hospital or receiving care at a UMHS facility, pharmacists
are there working with physicians and nurses to ensure best care. Pharmacists
serve as experts in drug therapy and dosing. Pharmacists perform functions like
making sure chemotherapy orders are correct and properly dosed, helping patients
and physicians with anticoagulation dosing, and dosing for drugs such as
antibiotics and anticonvulsants.
The pharmacy also provides outpatient locations for patients to fill
prescriptions. Because of the specialized care that UMHS provides, often other
community based pharmacies are not equipped to handle some of the complicated
prescriptions that patients receive.
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