Medication Management and Pharmacogenomics
Prescription medications are not “one size fits all.” Because of our genetic differences, a medication might be the perfect treatment for one person – and have no impact on a similar person of the same age, weight, and background.
Pharmacogenomics (PGx) uses information about your DNA to discover how your body processes specific medications. Testing is completed with a simple cheek swab. This can better match you with prescriptions and reduce potential risks for side effects - and possibly reduce the number of medications you take reducing the need for "trial and error prescribing" that can be costly and prolong the process of care.
PGx-certified pharmacists with The Christ Hospital Precision Health work alongside primary care and specialty physicians within The Christ Hospital Physicians to screen patients taking multiple medications, especially those with chronic health conditions like heart failure or cancer. They work with you and your care team to develop a medication management plan that works for you.
You may benefit from Pharmacogenomics if you:
Have been diagnosed with a chronic condition like heart disease or cancer
Don’t seem to be responding well to your prescription medications
Have had previous side effects from medications
Are taking multiple prescription medications daily
Are interested in pharmacogenomic testing to be proactive about your healthcare
Medication management is available to patients of The Christ Hospital Physicians, including our primary care and specialty practices. Ask your Christ Hospital provider about Pharmacogenomics, or call
513-579-4357 (513-5RX-HELP) for more information. (Christ Hospital Primary Care, Cardiology, Orthopedic, and Oncology patients only).
Looking for a new primary care provider so you can participate in our pharmacogenomics program? Click here to find a provider with The Christ Hospital Physicians – Primary Care close to you.