Patient Recipient of a 2017 Teen Impact Award

A big congratulations to one of our hemophilia patients, Chance Abrams, who just received a 2017 Teen Impact Award (sponsored by Shire) at NHF’s 69th Annual Meeting. These awards are given to teens who are making a positive impact in their Hemophilia Community through volunteering and mentoring. 

Chance is 18 years old dreams of becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. He would also like to return to Camp Clot Not one day to volunteer as the infusion nurse.

He recently graduated from Wetumpka High School, and is attending UAB to pursue a degree in nursing. He currently volunteers at camp in the medical hut and helps with mixing and administering factor during Camp Clot Not, as well as encouraging the younger kids to go for a “big stick award” by sticking themselves for the first time.  This is something that he accomplished at the age of 12, the first year that he attended as a camper.

Way to go Chance! We’re proud to know you!

Spring Renewal

Today, March 20, marks the astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, also known as equinox. Since night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world the event literally means ‘equal night’ (equi – equal, and nox – night). The equinox marks the change of seasons, as the balance of light shifts to make for longer days or nights. It usually means that it’s time to hunker down for colder seasons, or time to rise and shine for warmer ones.

At Factor One Source Pharmacy, we certainly “hunkered down” during the colder season, working hard put all the necessary ‘ducks in a row’ to acquire FAST Access Specialty Therapeutics (F.A.S.T.) at the end of 2016. As FOSRx and F.A.S.T. have joined forces, we have learned from both teams and have made it a point to maintain best practices, while adopting new ways of tackling problems in order to be our very best. Since then, our dual companies have built a strong sense of unity and trust during the hard work and reorganization required of our transition. We, too, are now ready to “rise and shine” as the warmer season approaches.

“I am happy to say more progress is being made with the integration of our two companies. Each of our companies have aspects that we do really well.  As we can harvest those attributes, learn, integrate, and operationalize, the integration of the two companies will optimize what we each do BEST.” -Dr. Sajal Roy, CEO

Just as spring brings new life and opportunities to the nature around us, it also provides new opportunities for taking the wheel of your life. We encourage you to do this by making new goals of managing your medical care on your terms, and by ultimately taking control of your health. We have a renewed goal to provide our patients with amazing customer service. You can count on us.

We are now able to accept even more insurance plans and both teams combined offer more experience both in the field and in our pharmacies. Contact us today to ask our Patient Navigators how we can help you.

National Caregivers Month

 

When you have a chronic illness or complicated medical condition, you usually need the help and support of others at one point or another.  At Factor One Source Pharmacy, we recognize this November as National Caregivers Month, and celebrate the of thousands of men and women who selflessly care for people in need of ongoing help.

Taken from the CDC website:

Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help out family members and friends who are older, sick, or disabled every day but don’t think of ourselves as caregivers. Caregiving can range from providing short- or long-term financial assistance or running errands to providing comprehensive round-the-clock care. Although some people receive care from paid caregivers, most rely on unpaid assistance from families, friends and neighbors. Many people become caregivers unexpectedly, which can be very difficult.

So here’s our shout-out to all the people our patients rely on: the caregivers. To you we say, THANK YOU.  You’re amazing, and often times, under-appreciated.

Learn more at: http://www.cdc.gov/features/caregivers-month/

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