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Local Drug Store Chain Offering Medicare Mentoring

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FRUITLAND, Md. - As the deadline looms for open enrollment for Medicare Part D. the phones are lighting up at Apple Discount Drugs in Fruitland.

"They really just want to make sure they can get the most out of their (Social Security) checks.  They don't want all of their checks going to premiums for insurance premiums," said resident pharmacist Tosin David.

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D (prescription plans) runs from now until December 7, 2016.  The window of opportunity to change plans doesn’t last long and Apple Drug Store president Jeff Sherr says people tend to panic because they don’t know what their options are.  That's why his stores are offering a "Medicare mentoring" program in which pharmacists help customers sort through the confusion of Medicare.

"We've saved people thousands of dollars," said Sherr.  "That can happen just by changing the plan or changing the medications."

Sherr says the process can be even more confusing because people are inundated with television ads and infomercials with misleading information about Medicare plans.      

“We want to help people understand their options so they can make informed decisions about their Medicare plan,” said Sherr.  “Each person's situation is unique.  Medicare does not come in a one-size-fits-all package.  Apple can help patients choose the best plan for them depending on the medications they are taking.”

Sherr says a pharmacist is available to meet with individuals one-on-one to review a medication list and make recommendations to the prescriber for the best plan that fits their needs and can also possibly save the patient thousands of dollars annually.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment call Apple Discount Drugs at 410/749-8401. 


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