The TCIDA Pharmacy
The TCIDA has its own full service, state-of-the-art pharmacy that services the TCIDA offices in both Dallas and Fort Worth. The TCIDA pharmacy is located in the TCIDA Fort Worth office building, which was completed in 2018 and has ample free parking. The TCIDA physicians and pharmacy staff designed the pharmacy to best meet the needs of the patients, the physicians, the medical staff, and the referring physicians. The TCIDA pharmacy is 797 compliant, has all of the latest updates, and includes 2 state-of-the-art clean rooms: a regular clean room and a hazardous meds (chemo) clean room.
The TCIDA pharmacists are clinical specialists. A TCIDA pharmacist reviews each order before it is compounded. In comparison, a traditional office infusion center typically does not have a pharmacist and the nurse mixes the infusion then administers it.
To offer the highest level of convenience to our patients and to our referring physicians, TCIDA also has infusion centers in both the Dallas and Fort Worth office locations. Please visit the TCIDA Infusion Centers page to learn more about TCIDA’s extensive in-house infusions services.
HOW THE TCIDA PHARMACY BENEFITS OUR PATIENTS
- Coordination of care and attention to individualized care. At TCIDA, the pharmacy, physicians and medical staff communicate clearly and efficiently, so each party knows what the other is doing for each patient. This level of coordination of care is most possible with an in-house pharmacy. Similarly, TCIDA considers the skill, experience and expertise its entire staff to be its greatest asset, as it enables TCIDA to deliver the best patient experience. TCIDA patients can always speak directly to the TCIDA pharmacist if they have questions.
- Convenience: Everything in one place: the patient does not have to make a separate trips to other locations or facilities that would be required if, for example, the doctor wanted to start the patient on an IV medication…or if the patient needed a drug refill or a new order. At TCIDA, the pharmacy takes care of everything from getting the patient’s medication(s), to placing the line, to providing great nursing care – all in the same location. TCIDA also tries to coordinate the patients’ doctor visits with their nursing and pharmacy visits. The TCIDA pharmacy also provides medicine delivery to the patient’s home or current location whenever possible.
- Shorter wait times: Because TCIDA tries to coordinate the patient’s doctor visits with pharmacy and/or nursing visits, the pharmacy prepares everything beforehand in an effort to minimize patient wait time. Recognizing that some medications take more time to make than others, the TCIDA pharmacy always tries to prioritize patient convenience.
- Assistance with payment: While insurance determines the cost of the patient’s medication, the TCIDA pharmacy staff regularly works with patients to set up reasonable payment plans.
TYPES OF THERAPY PROVIDED BY THE TCIDA PHARMACY
The TCIDA pharmacy provides the following therapy types: Antibiotics, Biologics, and IVIG. The TCIDA pharmacy does not do TPN or cardiac infusions. The TCIDA pharmacy can do all infectious disease medications that are IV. Additionally, the TCIDA pharmacy regularly services patients with non-ID (infectious disease) medications from specialties such as Dermatology, Rheumatology, Transplant, and many more. The only restrictions to the ability of the TCIDA pharmacy to serve an infectious disease patient is if TCIDA does not take the patient’s insurance or if the patient is out of state.