What is a Specialty Pharmacy?

Any pharmacy can fill a prescription.  It takes a unique combination of tools, training and expertise to fill a specialty medication and treat a patient.

Specialty Medication + Specialty Pharmacy

To understand what a Specialty Pharmacy does, we must first define Specialty Medication. Specialty Medications treat serious health conditions such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. They are complex and expensive, and many require intensive monitoring. Often-times, these medications require special storage and handling. Most Specialty Medications cannot be filled at your corner drugstore for a variety of reasons :: they’re incredibly expensive, many specialty medications have limited distribution and are only available through designated pharmacies, or your insurance company may not pay for the medication without an approval (or prior authorization).

A specialty pharmacy distinguishes itself from other professional pharmacy practices by incorporating highly coordinated and comprehensive care programs that are designed to care for the entire patient – clinically, financially and humanistically. Apex Specialty Pharmacy provides innovative medication therapy management, patient counseling, education and tailored financial solutions led by a team of clinical pharmacists, nurses and licensed social workers to ensure medication adherence, compliance, safety and efficacy. By keeping the patient at the center of our care model, Apex is able to dispense high-cost, cutting-edge and complex injectable and oral drug therapies in a manner that ensures exceptional, individualized health outcomes for every patient.

Provider Services
To find out about how Apex assists physicians and their staff in navigating the insurance landscape and obtaining prior authorization approvals, please click here.

Patient Services
For more information on the medication therapy management, clinical support and financial assistance services we provide for patients, please click here.

Questions or concerns?  Contact us

We know that filling a Specialty Medication can be a long, confusing and expensive process.  We’re here to help.

At Apex, we strive to make filling a Specialty Medication as simple and seamless as possible for both the patient and provider. If there’s anything we can do to assist you, please let us know.

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