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Hawaii Ophthalmologist Offers Patients the Convenience of In-Office Prescription Medication

Mar 20 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

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HONOLULU, HI -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- Aloha Laser Vision, the private Hawaii eye care practice led by Dr. Alan Faulkner, was recently awarded "Best LASIK Center in Hawaii" by the readers of Star Advertiser. As part of his commitment to offering his patients custom-tailored, compassionate care, Dr. Faulkner has teamed up with EyeScripts Dispensing in order to provide prescription medication right at his practice's billing counter.

EyeScripts Dispensing is a service that enables ophthalmologists to sell eye drops to patients directly from the practitioner's office. The company's goal is to provide physicians with a simple and efficient means for ordering and dispensing prepackaged pharmaceuticals at the point of care.

In addition to providing an added convenience for patients, the service also increases patient confidentiality by centralizing their information in one location. In most scenarios, eye care patients have to go to a pharmacy or hospital counter to fill their prescriptions prior to surgery.

According to Dr. Faulkner, the need to go to the pharmacy before surgery is an added burden to many patients and also increases the chance of confusion or complication at the pharmacy. The Hawaii ophthalmologist prefers to ensure that his surgical patients are receiving the correct brand of drug, as generic drugs -- especially in the case of ophthalmic drops -- are not identical to their brand-name counterparts.

EyeScripts Dispensing also simplifies the process of filling prescriptions for the ophthalmologists. As opposed to writing a prescription for a drug that a third-party pharmacy may or may not have in stock, Dr. Faulkner can be sure his patients receive their medication the same day as their appointment. As an additional benefit from using EyeScripts Dispensing, the company provides increased safety through traceability with over 88 quality control safety checks on their A-rated brand and generic pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Faulkner hopes that utilizing the services of EyeScripts Dispensing will allow Aloha Laser Vision to enhance their quality of patient care by ensuring patients receive the correct prescription in less time and with less hassle. He says this service may be especially beneficial for cataract surgery patients that have been driven to their appointment by a family member or friend.

For patients with prescription insurance, Dr. Faulkner highlights that EyeScripts Dispensing also allows patients to have their prescriptions filled with their insurance carrier in the exact same manner as a pharmacy. Dr. Faulkner is excited about integrating this service into Aloha Laser Vision and hopes that EyeScripts Dispensing will simplify his patients' eye care experience by saving them both time and hassle.

About Alan Faulkner, M.D.

Dr. Alan Faulkner is a graduate of Northwestern University and earned his medical degree at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. Before he opened his private practice, Aloha Laser Vision, LLC, Dr. Faulkner served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Tulane University. Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is extensively trained in a number of vision correction procedures such as LASIK surgery Visian ICL™, cataract surgery, and LenSx®. Dr. Faulkner is available for interview upon request.



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