The Philippines’ first online compounding pharmacy, Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), has recently introduced new and improved features to its website by relaunching their own e-commerce platform to better serve its healthcare practitioners and patients. The platform, launched in 2022, is now even more reliable to make access to compounded medicine not only more convenient but also more secure.
Amid the rising need among doctors and patients for an alternative to physical consultations brought about by fear of getting exposed to COVID-19, digital health services have been gaining traction in the Philippines. A recent poll of 660 doctors in the Philippines revealed that 62 percent of those surveyed are currently using at least one telemedicine application with 57 percent using only one application while 40 percent are using two or three applications and 3 percent are currently using four applications or more. Using the latest technologies not only makes communication between patients and doctors faster but also decongests hospitals and keeps both health practitioners and patients safe.
AIP, which is celebrating another milestone on its 10th anniversary as the first online compounding in the Philippines, hopes to make its updated platform more seamless for doctors and patients to communicate with. Doctors can now include their clinics in the AIP directory as well as their social media pages on the site. Doctors and other health practitioners also have access to the latest explainer and reference videos related to the personalized medicine industry, making the AIP site a one-stop shop compounding pharmacy website for registered healthcare providers. Doctors may also request preferred formulations based on their patients’ needs.
Patients can likewise get more out of AIP’s updated website. They can create their own account to order, include their doctors’ prescriptions and recommendations, and have their medical records neatly consolidated in one place. Using their account, patients can now track the delivery status of the medicine through this improved website by making the order experience seamless. For an even more personalized experience through the updated website, patients can now specify their medications.
AIP announced that they are now extending their exclusive discounts for PWDs and senior citizens to their website, making the online compounding pharmacy experience even more accessible. Recognizing the importance of convenience, AIP has implemented a seamless process for users to avail of discounts. By simply uploading a copy of their PWD or Senior Citizen ID booklet on the website, patients can now enjoy the same savings and privileges from the comfort of their own homes.
To protect users’ personal and banking information, the updated AIP website implements several security measures. AIP uses industry-standard encryption to ensure sensitive information sent online is protected. Verification and limited account access have also been put in place to protect the patients’ profiles and avoid unauthorized access and data breaches.
“We have always supported the needs of our healthcare professionals and patients with the right tools and technologies. At the core of Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy is the goal to consistently collaborate with medical professionals to help solve Filipinos’ health needs. This upgraded website is an extension of that mission — It will bring AIP and compounded medicines closer to more doctors and patients in a more accessible, secure manner that is in line with the current e-commerce considerations of our users. As the effects of the pandemic reveal more patients now turning to online doctor purchase of medicine and doctor consultation, we aim to be their reliable partner in health as the first online compounding pharmacy in the Philippines,” shared AIP Founder and CEO Richard Lista.
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