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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
Rajul A. Patel, PharmD, PhD
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95211
209-910-DRUG (3784)

Medicare Part D

Since 2007, Pacific's Medicare Part D Outreach Clinics have assisted 8,686 beneficiaries with their Medicare Part D drug plan, helping beneficiaries save an estimated total of $8.77 million.

Doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students work with each beneficiary to evaluate all Part D prescription drug plan offerings to identify the one that will help minimize out-of-pocket prescription drug costs. We intend to serve as an objective, unbiased resource that beneficiaries can rely upon in getting accurate information about Medicare Part D plan offerings.

The need for these events is ongoing, as Medicare Part D plan offerings change each year, as do the formulary and cost-sharing structure of each plan. Students also provide Medication Therapy Management, a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's medications, to ensure they are safe and effective to take together. If needed, we will contact the beneficiary's physician and/or pharmacist with specific recommendations.

Events are hosted throughout the Central Valley during the Medicare Open Enrollment period which runs from October 15 through December 7. During the event, students also offer a number of screenings and tests, including: anemia, anxiety, asthma/COPD screening, blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, depression, diabetes, falls risk, memory decline and sleep disorder screening. We also offer vaccines, including the flu vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, shingles vaccine and Tdap.

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