Gastroenterology & Gastrointestinal Disease
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Specialty Medication for Gastrointestinal Disease
Gastrointestinal Disease – Fast Facts
1. The majority of the immune system (nearly 70%) lies within the gastrointestinal tract.
2. More than 20 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a chronic disease of the gastrointestinal system.
3. Contrary to popular belief, the stomach does not conduct the majority of digestion. The small intestine is responsible for most of the digestive process and the absorption of nutrients.
What Are Chronic Digestive Disorders?
The digestive system is responsible for breaking down and extracting nutrients from the food and liquids we ingest, absorbing these nutrients, and eliminating waste from the body. The digestive system is comprised of the gastrointestinal tract (the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, the large intestine, and the anus) and certain organs (the gallbladder, the liver, and the pancreas).
Digestive health is important for maintaining:
- Optimal brain health
- Mental well-being
- A strong immune system
Chronic digestive disorders are health conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, the gallbladder, the liver, and/or the pancreas. The most common chronic digestive disorders include Crohn’s disease, hepatitis C, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract (GI).
Learn more about Crohn’s disease
Hepatitis C (or hep C) is a viral infection, transmitted through exposure to infected blood, that can result in severe liver damage.
Learn more about hepatitis C
What You Can Expect From Us as a Specialty Pharmacy
Adherence is an important aspect of any treatment plan in order to improve or eliminate symptoms and to achieve overall long-term health benefits. However, complying with treatment instructions can feel overwhelming when a combination of medications are prescribed or when experiencing certain side effects.
At Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy, we work with you to help you achieve better treatment outcomes so you can live a healthy, happy life.
Explore Our Patient Programs
Learn more about Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy patient adherence and clinical management programs.
Learn more about how Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy provides financial assistance to patients.
Rapid Prior Authorization
Our dedicated prior authorization department works with the patient’s insurance company to acquire prior authorization. We have an entire pharmacist-led team dedicated to managing this process from beginning to end. These individuals have the training and specialized knowledge needed to request the right information from you and your staff. Reducing phone tag between the provider, the insurance company, the patient, and your practice freeing up time for your staff to focus on healthcare.
Call 1-877-592-7988 for more information about how Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy can help you manage your diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease.
Educational Resources for Gastrointestinal Disease
If you’d like to learn more about gastrointestinal disease, please visit the following websites:
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC)
National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)