Meeting the Unique Needs of Psoriasis Patients

UBC supports patients with psoriasis

Meeting the Unique Needs of Psoriasis Patients

Psoriasis affects more than 100 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization. The number of triggers and associated comorbidities make this immune disorder difficult for patients to manage. As part of Psoriasis Awareness Month, we’re highlighting how UBC’s experts are helping advance treatment options while also focusing on the needs of individual patients.

I’ve been a Nurse Clinician with UBC since 2001, and I never tire of helping our patients navigate the complex paths that come along with their therapies.

Recently, I spoke with one of our specialty patients who said that even though she had only been on therapy for psoriasis for a short time, she was elated because she was already experiencing very positive outcomes. Soon, she would be flying to Florida for a very important milestone: her daughter’s beach wedding. She was thrilled that, for the first time in years, she wouldn’t have to worry about covering up because of her condition; she would be able to wear a sleeveless gown.

Due to her travel schedule, the patient was worried she was going to miss a dose of her medication. Fearing the effect a missed dose might have on her progress, she was relying on UBC for coaching and support. Traveling with medications for complex conditions can be tricky, but our Nursing Call Center is prepared with all of the information patients need for their specific therapy, including guidelines for flying with injectable medications that require refrigeration.

I sent the patient a complimentary travel kit, which included storage for two doses of medication, two ice packs, an instruction brochure, prescribing information, and a doctor’s signature card. The patient was relieved that she wouldn’t miss a dose of her medication, had the information she needed to ensure a smooth trip, and had one less thing to worry about during such an exciting time for her and her family.

Like all of my colleagues, I’m passionate about helping our patients overcome barriers to make therapy compliance as stress-free as possible. It’s so fulfilling to know that UBC services help patients get back to living life.

Do you know someone who works tirelessly to improve the lives of people with psoriasis?  Recognize them as a Pharma Hero as a way to say “thank you.”