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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 6, 2015 13BC ! I ! ? Eastern Plumas Family Dentistry tlealth Care All phases of General Dentistry "PepletlelpingPet)h ' including Orthodontics Crowns & Bridges Partials/Dentures Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Extractions Cosmetic Dentistry Bleaching Portola, CA 96122 Periodontics Root Canals Dental implants (5ao) 832-6500 or to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth (800) 571-EPHC N ow Acce pti n g N ew Patie nts Comprehensive In & Outpatient Services - Including Full Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy 181 S. Gulling St., PorVola ' and OutpatientProcedures 24-Hour Emergency Room 530-832-4461 Fax 530-832-4409 ACLS Ambulance (call 911) Portola Medical & Dental Clinic 480 First Avenue Portola (530) 832-6600 Graeagle Medical Clinic 7597 Hwy 89 Graeagle (530) 836-1122 Loyalton Medical Clinic 725 Third Street Loyalton (530) 993-1231 Indian Valley Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd Greenville (530) 284-6116 Skillled Nursing Care Loyalton (530) 993-1225 Portola (530) 832-6546 Today's rising health care costs can feel out of "Despite the short-term savings achievable with medications.With home delivery, many patients can control. Fortunately, prescription drugs are an coupons, they do not offset higher, long-term costs save up to 33 percent on their copayment costs and exception. Consider these five simple ways to save because they're nearly always time-delimited," the have the medication delivered right to their door. money on your prescriptions so you can stay.healthy study states. "Some coupons can be used once and Home delivery is a safe and convenient way to and maintain your budget, others more than once. But we found that few obtain medications that you use long term. Many 1, Ask about generic or lower-cost offered savings for more than a year. Once a coupon pharmacy plans will provide you with a 90-day equivalents.Your health plan has a list of covered program ends, patients with chronic disease face supply for a lower copayment. Be sure to tell your prescription drugs, called'a formulary Within that copayments for these brand-name medications that doctor that you use home delivery so your list are preferred drugs, which have a lower are higher than for those generic alternatives." prescription can be written for a 90-day supply. copayment cost for the patient. These are clinical 3. Use preferred retail pharmacies for acute There's an important bonus that can save you or therapeutic equivalents to higher-priced brand medications. Many prescription plans offer a even more: Patients using home delivery are more preferred network of retail pharmacies within a likely to take their medication as prescribed drugs. Always ask your prescriber or pharmacist, "Is wider network. These plans allow you to save , (see No. 5). there a generic for that?" It's a fair question. Many between $5 and $10 on copayments just by choosing a 5. Take your medications as prescribed.While physicians write for the familiar brands, the "tried preferred pharmacy Chances are good that a it might be tempting to stretch your medication and true," or the newest, most highly marketed drug preferred pharmacy is conveniently located near dollar by skipping daffy doses, this can be harmful in the therapy class. Until you ask, they may not be you. to your health and end up costing you significantly well acquainted with lower-cost equivalents on your Before you fill a prescription for an acute more money to treat the health complications that particular plan's formulary medication, such as an antibiotic or painkiller, use could have been avoided. your plan's pharmacy locater to find a preferred Adherence to your prescribed therapy is the 2. Don't be duped by drug coupons. Hundreds of high-priced brand drugs offer coupons that option. And inform your doctor, as he or she may best way to make sure you get the most from your apply to the consumer's share of the drug's cost. now send electronic pr6criptions directly to the pharmacy benefit. Take your medication at the pharmacy, proper time and frequency as indicated by your But beware: A temporary discount may end up costing you more in the long run. A recent study Medicare patients choosing a prescription plan doctor, and refill and renew prescriptions as early in The New England Journal of Medicine found should look for one that offers preferred networks, as possible so you are never empty-handed. that 62 percent of coupons were for brand-name Savings at the pharmacy window can easily exceed Express Scripts offers mobile apps, as well as any small difference in premium amount, auto-refill and renewal reminder programs to drugs for which lower-cost alternatives were available. 4. Use home delivery for chronic or maintenance help you stay on track. .... and arms and legs and feet and neck Now accepting new patients in our Portola and Loyalton Offices MARTIN L. 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