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Medication Wallet Card

The medication wallet card helps promote safer medical visits by giving you a very simple and effective way of informing your health providers and pharmacists about every pill you take.

$29.95 Sale price Set of 10 Identical Medication Cards
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Medication Wallet Card

The medication wallet card helps promote safer medical visits by giving you a very simple and effective way of informing your health providers and pharmacists about every pill you take.

$29.95 Sale price Set of 10 Identical Medication Cards
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$29.95 Sale price Set of 10 Identical Medication Cards

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    Order Card
    Add your Wallet Card to your order and complete your checkout.
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    Add Information
    Check your email or account dashboard for links to add your medication information.
  • 3
    Review & Ship
    Card is reviewed by a medical professional for errors and then shipped to your address.

What they don't know can kill you.

The medication wallet card helps promote safer medical visits by giving you a very simple and effective way of informing your health providers and pharmacists about every pill you take.

Saved by his medication wallet card

Norman hit his head on the door of his pickup. Within a few days his neighbor noticed he was acting strangely, walking with a limp, and unable to form words. The first thought was that he had a stroke. He was immediately taken to the local hospital where a CT scan revealed a subdural hematoma, which is a collection of blood within the cranium that was putting pressure on his brain. The local hospital was not equipped to deal with neurosurgery, so Life Flight transported Norman to a major medical center.

When Norman arrived in the Emergency Room, medical personnel searched his wallet for his ID and insurance card. Here they found a medication card and noted that he was taking Apixaban, also known as Eliquis.

Because the ER nurse found Eliquis on Norman’s medication card, surgery was delayed for three days in order to allow for the medication to get out of his system. A craniotomy was performed and the hematoma was removed. The good news is that Norman is healthy and back to walking his dog every day. However, if surgery had been performed immediately, as is the standard of care in that situation, Norman most likely would have died on the operating table due to uncontrollable bleeding.

The Communication Challenge

Medical providers and pharmacists frequently fail to communicate with each other about medications, and most healthcare facilities use different medical records systems, which do not share information. This puts us all at risk. The medication wallet card helps promote safer medical visits by giving you a very simple and effective way of informing your health providers and pharmacists about every pill you take.

When you sign-up with PAA you create a medication profile by entering your current medications, as well as whatever natural supplements you take.

Your PAA Medication Profile information comes to you in the easy to read report and as a set of 10 medications cards that can conveniently be carried and given to your medical providers and pharmacists. This set of 10 cards is printed on a durable material that will not easily fold or be damaged, and is mailed directly to your home.

How can the wallet card help?

Dr. Justin Groode

MD

How can the wallet card help?

This card has helped prevent potentially life threatening mistakes in emergency settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Justin Groode
Dr. Justin Groode Answers

Justin received his medical degree from Columbia University’s joint program in international health with Ben-Gurion University in Israel.  He then completed an internship in medicine with Harvard Medical School, at the Cambridge Hospital, and residency in family medicine with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

It is a very thin and durable card, equivalent in size to a business card that fits perfectly in a wallet. Medication cards should be given to each healthcare provider and pharmacy, so that everyone involved in your healthcare is on exactly the same page with regard to your medications, dosages, and any potentially life threatening allergic reactions you may have.

Medication cards are most useful when in the Emergency Room (ER), where the doctors may need to urgently know what daily medications you take or perhaps what medications you may have missed and need immediately. When in the ER or in any healthcare setting, it can be difficult to remember the names and dosages of each pill you take. This is especially true in a stressful circumstance, or when there is pain, trauma, confusion, or perhaps even unconsciousness. The Covid-19 pandemic has further complicated communication between patients and their providers, due to restrictions in visitors and guests. A person's spouse or children may not be permitted into the ER or hospital with them, making it that much more challenging to convey important information such as medications and allergies.

One of the biggest weaknesses of the healthcare system in the US is the fact that most hospitals and doctor-offices use different electronic medical record software. The different systems rarely share information with each other. So doctors, pharmacies, and other providers frequently fail to have any communications about medications. This lack of communication puts people at risk. People also use different pharmacies for different medications, which means the pharmacists won't know if they are filling a prescription for a drug that might interact with something else you're taking. Mistakes are incredibly easy to make in the medical field, and happen more often than you'd believe. Carrying a medication card in your wallet can save your life or the life of a loved one.

Yes, you could in fact keep a folded piece of paper in your wallet with your medications listed on it. However, in reality nobody actually does that, and even if you were to do it, there is no guarantee that the paper would be found by the ER nurse looking for your ID and insurance card in your wallet. And even if the nurse miraculously finds the piece of paper, there's no way to know that he or she will be able to read each medication and drug allergy listed. Our medication cards are paper thin but incredibly strong and tear proof, water proof, and printed in large easy to read font. The card should be placed directly behind your ID or insurance card, so that it will be identified right away in the emergency room, and will be easy to read for any of your providers. Also, because it is so thin and light, it won't bulk-up and weigh-down your wallet. For each order we send 10 identical medication cards, so that you'll have enough for all of your providers, pharmacists, and loved ones who are involved in your care in some way.

Patient Advocate Alliance LLC is located in Oregon, where all the cards are manufactured. We are 100% based in the United States and do not currently do business internationally or in languages other than English, though we certainly would consider doing so if requested.

Yes, Dr. Justin Groode personally reviews every order that comes through for quality control. This means that he sometimes calls customers when there is a discrepancy that needs to be clarified prior to printing and shipping, so don't be surprised if you get a call directly from him!

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 5.0

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Darlene Verified Reviewer
03/29/2021

I believe that the medication card is important for accuracy when going to the doctor and having to fill out the medication list every time you go… I am now making a copy of the medication card and telling them to I put that as an accurate reflection for all my medications instead of trying to go by my memory which is not good at 87 years young

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Chris Verified Reviewer
03/18/2021

I was struggling with health and insurance issues. PAA was able to help me get better care and take care of some unresolved issues with my health insurance. They were tenacious with getting my issues resolved, between different specialist providers in two different cities. Without PAA I don’t think I would have survived my cancer diagnosis.

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Pham Verified Reviewer
03/11/2021

PAA helped my young son get the emergency care and surgery he needed, due to the fact we were uninsured. They were able to negotiate our medical bills down to almost nothing.

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Dezi Verified Reviewer
03/08/2021

I had a severe skin infection in a very sensitive area of my body for many months and my primary care doctor did not seem to know what to do. As a young person without any experience with the healthcare system, my patient advocate helped me navigate and get better care. They got me in to see a specialist and I am 100% better thanks to them! I also learned some tools that will help me throughout my life when I am dealing with doctors and other medical professionals. Eternally grateful!

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Tim Verified Reviewer
02/19/2021

I just ordered a set for my father. What a great idea! Such a simple thing with life-saving potential.

Easy as 1-2-3

  • 1
    Order Card
    Add your Wallet Card to your order and complete your checkout.
  • 2
    Add Information
    Check your email or account dashboard for links to add your medication information.
  • 3
    Review & Ship
    Card is reviewed by a medical professional for errors and then shipped to your address.
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