Do you feel you are taking too many medications? Are you troubled by all of medications that you are taking? Are you unsure of what each medication that you take is treating?
Sign up for your personal, comprehensive medication review at no cost to you. Discuss your concerns and get answers with a licensed clinical pharmacist who works with your T.H.E providers. Call 323.730.1920 to schedule your appointment with Cheryl Wisseh.
Would you like an up-to-date and complete list of all of the medications that you are currently taking?
Have you found it difficult to manage your chronic health conditions and the many medications that you are taking?
Have you experienced undesirable effects from your medications?
Would you like to know how to best take your medications so that you get the most out of taking them?
Do you take medications that require close and consistent self-monitoring of blood pressure or blood sugar levels?
Have you been hospitalized recently and want to know what medications you should be taking and what medications you should no longer be taking?
Do you face challenges affording your medications or have concerns about medication costs?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is comprehensive medication management (CMM)?
According to American College of Clinical Pharmacy, CMM is a standard of care in which all medications that you are taking are individually assessed to determine that each medication:
- Is appropriate for you
- Is effective for the medication condition that it treats
- Is safe, based on comorbid disease status and in conjunction with other medications being taken by you
- Can be taken by you as intended/prescribed
- Is accessible given each person’s individual social determinants of health
Your medication regimen includes all prescription and non-prescription/over-the-counter medications, alternative and traditional treatments, and vitamins or nutritional supplements.
For which health conditions is the pharmacist currently offering targeted medication management?
Dr. Wisseh works in collaboration with patients and their primary care provider regarding chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and overall cardiovascular disease risk management.
What is a CMM visit with the pharmacist like?
Before your visit:
- You will be contacted by pharmacy interns to schedule a phone interview about your medication use.
- During this interview patients will be asked to respond to questions regarding your beliefs about medications, experiences with taking medications, and overall medication use behavior.
- The information provided by you in the interview will help the pharmacist understand what services would be best to individualize and offer to you
- Clinical pharmacist will also review your health profile and take this into account when tailoring medication review services
During your visit the clinical pharmacist will:
- Conduct a comprehensive medication review and interview with you and/or a caregiver.
- You/caregiver might be provided with an updated medication list that includes all the medications that you are taking
- Partner with you/caregiver to develop an individualized medication related action plan that optimizes your personal medication regimen
- Provide medication education and information to you/caregiver
- Develop medication management plan recommendations for your health care provider
After your visit the clinical pharmacist will:
- Provide medication management plan recommendations to your health care provider.
- Monitor and modify the medication management plan recommendations in collaboration with the health care provider.
- Provide ongoing follow-up with you/caregiver and health care provider.
How can this help me?
Benefits from consulting with a clinical pharmacist about your medications include:
- Improved medication-related clinical outcomes such as meeting blood pressure and hemoglobin A1c goals
- Individualized attention to personal medication regimen
- Higher satisfaction with patient-centered health care provided by an interdisciplinary health care team
- Learning how taking medications impacts your life on a day-to-day basis
About Dr. Wisseh
Cheryl Wisseh, PharmD, MPH, BCACP
Dr. Cheryl Wisseh received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 and 2016, respectively. She completed a Post-Graduate Year One Ambulatory Care focused Community Pharmacy Residency at Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care and Duquesne University Pharmacy in 2017. She also received her Master of Public Health in Urban Health Disparities from Charles. R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in 2020. Dr. Wisseh is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at the University of California, Irvine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and an Assistant Professor at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine of Science in the Family Medicine Department of the College of Medicine. She has pharmacy practice experience in both community and ambulatory care pharmacy settings. Currently at T.H.E Clinic her clinical practice areas of medication management expertise include polypharmacy and medication optimization, cardiovascular disease risk management, and targeted medication management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. She is a board-certified specialist in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. She is passionate about serving undeserved minority communities regarding cardiometabolic disease management and education, social determinants of health, health outreach, and community engagement and advocacy. She is an active member of the National Pharmaceutical Association and served as the Zone 5 (Western Region) Director in 2019-2021. She is also a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Public Health Association.