A patient with a diagnosis of acute paranoid schizophrenia was referred to PDAN while an involuntary psychiatric inpatient. One of the conditions for his release back into the community was taking his psychiatric medications as prescribed. While he had Medicare prescription drug coverage, the primary medication he needed carried a co-pay of $750.00 for a one month supply which he could not afford. We were able to get the injectable medication for free from a national pharmaceutical company. With the medication, the patient was discharged from expensive inpatient hospitalization to a self-funded supervised community setting.
A 56 year old patient with advanced Alzheimer’s and her husband came to PDAN for help as the co-pay for her medication was too expensive. The husband
A patient arrived to his appointment with the PDAN Coordinator toting a large oxygen tank. He confided to the coordinator that he had been tapering
A young uninsured, unemployed man in his 20’s with Type 1 diabetes presented himself at one of the emergency departments (ED). He was out of insulin.
A couple of years ago I was given the diagnosis of invasive cancer with major surgery needed with chemotherapy. Then less than a year ago, I was in