ABOUT RIVER’S EDGE PHARMACY
River’s Edge Pharmacy is committed to working proactively with patients to make a positive impact on their wellbeing and the integrity of the healthcare industry.
River’s Edge Pharmacy has become a leader in infusion therapy services. Administered by specially trained infusion nurses, these services are provided at standalone locations, physicians’ offices, or in the home of the patient. Each location provides individualized care in a private setting for procedures including IVIG, Hemophilia, Chemotherapy, TPN, and Pain Management.
THE RIVER’S EDGE STORY
Since its founding in 2008, River’s Edge Pharmacy’s top priority has been providing the highest quality of specialty pharmacy services to ensure the wellbeing of its patients, and this philosophy has been strongly in place ever since. River’s Edge Pharmacy was born of two pharmacists who understood the complexities of the pharmacy industry, along with the value of providing personal care to every patient.
Over the years, River’s Edge Pharmacy has grown and evolved to meet the continuous needs of their patients and the referring physicians of their patients. Beginning with one location, River’s Edge Pharmacy has grown to several with licensing to serve patients in 19 states.
River’s Edge Pharmacy is dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and has been recognized for leadership and contributions to health care by a number of organizations.
Read what our patients are saying about us here
SPECIALTY THERAPIES & DISORDERS TREATED
- IMMUNE GLOBULIN THERAPY
- BLOOD DISORDERS
- INFECTIOUS DISEASES
- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
- BONE & JOINT DISEASES
- GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS
- LIVER DISEASE
IG therapy has been used extensively as replacement therapy in patients with PI, CIDP, and others. River’s Edge Pharmacy’s specialty teams meticulously assist in every step of IG therapy starting with receiving the prescription all the way to administrating the drug at a designated River’s Edge Pharmacy infusion center.
The term “immune globulin” refers to the fraction of blood plasma that contains immunoglobulins, or antibodies. These immunoglobulins (Ig) in the serum or plasma are IgG, IgM, IgA, IgD and IgE. Individuals who are unable to produce adequate amounts of Ig or antibodies, such as patients with CVID, Hyper-IgM Syndromes, Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome or other forms of antibody deficiency or autoimmune state may benefit from replacement therapy with Ig. Only the IgG is purified from the plasma to produce commercial Ig products, so Ig used for treatment contains very little of any of the other Ig types.
Below are some of the disease states where immune globulin therapy could help:
• Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
• Idiopathic thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
• Kawasaki Disease inflammatory vascular disorders
• Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)
• Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
• Multiple sclerosis
Download Referral Forms
Hemophilia is a rare disorder that is complex to diagnose and to manage. It’s an outcome of either a genetic or acquired deficiency that leads to bleeding. There are two types of factor deficiencies most commonly caused by FVIII deficiency (hemophilia A) or FIX deficiency (hemophilia B). And because the clotting factor cascade maintains a balance between thrombosis and bleeding, those patients with inherited or acquired deficiencies in the various clotting factors are at increased risk of bleeding. During treatment, Inhibitor development could happen, which is antibodies that neutralize the hemostatic effects of exogenous or endogenous factors, is one of the main complications in the treatment of hemophilia. Therefore, factor replacement therapy became essential in treating or preventing bleeding in patients with clotting factor deficiencies, from genetic causes such as hemophilia. Advances in purifying and treating human plasma and the advent of recombinant technology have greatly increased the availability and variety of factor products.
Comprehensive care plan is required to promote the health and quality of life of people with hemophilia include:
• Prompt management of acute bleeding episodes
• Prevention of bleeding and joint damage
• Management of complications including:
– Joint and muscle damage and other sequelae of bleeding
– Inhibitor development
– Viral infection(s) transmitted through blood products
• Attention to psychosocial health
• Dental care and management
VON WILLEBRAND DISEASE: Von Willebrand disease is caused by a qualitative or quantitative defect in VWF. Von Willebrand factor is a multimeric glycoprotein that binds collagen at the site of vascular injury and is involved in platelet adhesion and aggregation. Von Willebrand factor also binds circulating FVIII, protecting it from degradation and prolonging its half-life. A deficiency in functional VWF contributes to bleeding tendency.
Download Referral Forms for Blood Disorders
The River’s Edge Pharmacy Acute team specializes in the classification of various antibiotics, anti-fungal, and antiviral agents and educate patients in their roles in specific acute infections. Additionally, the team strategically monitors TPN patients in order to prevent complications associated with PN therapy.
Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They’re normally harmless or even helpful, but under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease. the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Some are transmitted by bites from insects or animals. And others are acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment leading to infection.
Signs and symptoms vary depending on the organism causing the infection as well as the site and conditions where infection took place, but often include fever, fatigue, malaise, organ site infection and blood test imbalance. Mild infections may respond to rest and specific drugs mainly known as antibiotics or antivirals while some life-threatening infections or resistant type of infections may require hospitalization.
River’s Edge Pharmacy provides support for the following:
– Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
– Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
– Pneumonia (CAP)
Download Referral Forms
Cancer care is more complex today than ever before. Scientific and technical advances in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment have increased the chances of extending life and moreover cure for multiple type of cancer.
Treatment plans including, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and others as well which could take few months to complete. Frequent blood tests are required to monitor the effectiveness of therapy.
There are many different types of cancer including:
- Bladder cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Lung cancer – Non-Small Cell
Download Referral Forms for Cancer
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder with areas of CNS demyelination and axonal transection. It is an unpredictable disorder with variety of symptoms including but not limited to visual changes, numbness, fatigue, depression and sometimes bladder issues. These symptoms can flare-up and then subside over the course of time ranging from days to years. There are different stages of MS where your doctor can discuss with you at what stage you are currently experiencing. Although MS is an autoimmune neurological disorder, most individuals are able to live a full, productive and functional life with much hope through the new treatments and further testing.
Download Referral Forms for Multiple Sclerosis
River’s Edge Pharmacy services support optimal risk and benefits of medications pertaining numerous age-related ailments including – but not limited to – Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoporosis.
Arthritis is a group of different diseases. It is also a type of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases may cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. They can also cause pain in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Some rheumatic disease may be caused by an autoimmune disorder and could affect the internal organs as well as connective tissues if got worse. This means the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy cells and tissues.
River’s Edge Pharmacy helps patients with the following:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is the most common type of an autoimmune inflammatory arthritis that affects more than 1.3 million Americans. It is a chronic disease that affect the joints and other parts of the body of how they look and function.
It can affect people at any age but most commonly between age of 30-50. Its an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks its own health tissue’s and cells causing inflammation in and around the joints.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disease where gets worse over time and affects mostly middle-aged older adults. It affects mostly joint cartilage causing sometimes the breakdown of it. Most commonly affects hands, knees, hips or spine. OA could be primary of no known cause or secondary due to another disease, infection or drug use. You could be at risk for developing osteoarthritis if you have genetic joints defects, being overweight or obese or had severe injury to the joint that can lead to OA.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine causing inflammation of the spine and large joints resulting in stiffness and pain. AS could damage the joints between the spine and hipbones or cause bony bridges to form between vertebrae in the spine fusing those bones. It is more common seen in younger kids.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disease that causes body’s immune system to attack its own cells and tissues leading to episodes of inflammation to various parts of the body. It can affect joints, tendons, and skin. Also, can affect blood vessels and organs such as heart, kidneys, lungs and brain.
Download Referral Forms for Bone and Joint Diseases
IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE (IBD)
IBD develops due to inflammation in the intestine which can result in bleeding, fever, elevation of the white blood cell count, as well as diarrhea and cramping abdominal pain. There is no definitive explanation for the development of the disease, but the process could possibly be viral, bacterial, or allergic, initially inflames the small or large intestine and, depending on genetic predisposition, results in the development of antibodies which chronically “attack” the intestine, leading to inflammation. The abnormalities in IBD can usually be visualized by a CT scan or colonoscopy. There are two different classes of IBD which is either crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC).
Crohn’s disease (CD)
It is a chronic disease that can cause inflammation anywhere from the mouth to the anus anywhere along the lining of the digestive tract affecting the small intestine and the colon. The disease can show up along different parts of the digestive tract in a continuous or patchy distribution. It typically involves both the superficial and deep layers of the intestinal wall. Abdominal pain and cramping, persistent diarrhea (loose, watery, numerous bowel movements), blood in the stool and fever are hallmark symptoms of CD. Ulcers of the mouth, a lack of appetite, fatigue, nausea and vomiting and unexplained weight loss may also develop and could lead to nutritional deficiencies over time.
Ulcerative colitis (UC)
It’s an inflammation of the lining of the colon and rectum, together known as the large intestine. This inflammation causes irritation in the lining of the large intestine which leads to the symptoms of UC. Though UC always affects the lowest part of the large intestine (the rectum), in some patients it can be present throughout the entire colon. It depends on the severity and how much of the colon is affected but symptoms can include rectal bleeding, diarrhea, mild abdominal cramping, stool urgency, and tenesmus (discomfort and the feeling that you have not completely emptied your rectum after a bowel movement).
Download Referral Forms for Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chronic Hepatitis C virus pose a substantial public health burden in the united states where HCV is the leading cause of liver transplant. Since progression of liver disease caused by chronic HCV is often gradual and unrecognized. For this reason, the experts interns and technicians at RE Pharmacy work diligently with your health care provider to provide an optimal patient care using the new CuroRX mobile app in a way to administer and monitor prescriptions in an up-to-the-minute, centralized location that is accessible 24/7/365, while providing HIPAA-compatible security and privacy.
Download Referral Forms for Hepatitis C
At River’s Edge Pharmacy, our Passion for Life drives us to optimize patient outcomes by delivering high-quality, cost-effective specialty medications and infusion services. While working proactively with patients, healthcare providers, and payors, we are able to provide all-inclusive support through all stages of treatment. Our commitment goes beyond the dispensing of the medication, as we are committed to the long-term success of our patients, employees and healthcare teams.
River’s Edge Pharmacy’s highly skilled professionals help patients take more responsibility for their care by empowering them to make the best health care choices. While continuously supporting our patients’ physically, financially, and emotionally throughout their treatment, we have differentiated ourselves from our competition based on our honest dedication to the holistic well-being of our patients and providing medication with compassion.
Licensed in 19 U.S. STATES
River’s Edge Pharmacy is licensed in 19 U.S. States, committed to delivering the best services throughout the country.
SPECIALTY & INFUSION PHARMACIES
- Palm Desert, CA
- Irvine, CA
- Grass Valley, CA
- Irvine, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Mesa, AZ
- Palm Desert, CA
- Reno, NV (COMING SOON)
- Riverside, CA
- San Diego, CA
U.S. STATES LICENSED
- New York
- South Dakota
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE MODEL
THE RIVER’S EDGE PHARMACY PROMISE
Delivering services to large demographic regions, including underserved areas throughout the country.
Versatility and flexibility to satisfy all patient’s needs regardless of the setting – home, infusion centers, doctor’s office, or infusion suite.
Clinical and dosing expertise to maximize patient’s outcomes, reduce drug waste, and earn the trust of patients and physicians.
River’s Edge Pharmacy provides the highest level of nursing care. All medications are administered by certified nursing professionals at an RE Pharmacy location, or one of River’s Edge Pharmacy’s luxurious infusion suites.
INFUSION SUITE AMENITIES
To ensure maximum patient comfort during therapy sessions, each River’s Edge Pharmacy Infusion Suite comes furnished with numerous amenities at no extra charge to the patient:
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION TEAM
River’s Edge Pharmacy’s Prior Authorization Team specializes in streamlining patient access and prior authorization workflows with insurance authorizations, insurance validation, and network verifications.
These processes allow for authorizations to be delivered more completely and accurately, resulting in fewer denials, faster scheduling, higher referral-to-appointment rates, reduced administrative tasks, greater patient satisfaction, and overall lowered costs.
River’s Edge Pharmacy understands the importance of on-time delivery of medications. To prevent any interruptions in patient therapy, we provide safe and secure delivery directly to patients in all of California. We also utilize FedEX and other reliable courier services for delivery to all 19 states in which we are licensed. Our internal delivery fleet is also available 24 hours a day for urgent and time-sensitive deliveries throughout Southern California.
RIVER’S EDGE PHARMACY’S COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
Despite the challenges to the healthcare community posed by COVID-19, River’s Edge Pharmacy remains undeterred from our mission to provide expert, compassionate care. To ensure complete safety for our patients, each River’s Edge Infusion Center enforces CDC Guidelines of maintaining 6 feet of distance between individuals inside the facility. We are in this together.
RIVER’S EDGE PHARMACY INFUSION CENTERS – SAFETY MEASURES
SCREENING FOR COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
We screen all patients and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms. Prior to an appointment, each patient is contacted by a River’s Edge staff member and asked about any symptoms. When patients arrive for an appointment, their temperature is checked immediately. Additionally, they and their guests will be asked about any cough, fever, and other symptoms of respiratory virus infection that they or others in their household may be experiencing. After each appointment, River’s Edge staff members monitor the patient’s health with the use of detailed screening questionnaires before scheduling further appointments. Additionally, each River’s Edge employee utilizes the CuroRX Screening Survey feature before reporting to work.
Hand sanitizer is available at each entrance and at numerous locations throughout each River’s Edge facility. All patients and guests are asked to sanitize their hands when entering the building. In addition, each member of our health care staff sanitizes their hands before and after each patient encounter.
Each facility is sterilized with hospital-grade disinfectant three times a day.
MASKS FOR STAFF
All River’s Edge Pharmacy staff members wear masks. The type of mask staff members wear is determined by the type of care they provide, to best ensure their safety and the safety of our patients.
MASKS FOR PATIENTS & GUESTS
All patients and guests of patients will be asked to wear a mask or cloth face covering while in the facilities. Patients may bring their own masks. And if patients do not have one, face masks will be made available to them.
IN-HOME SERVICES – SAFETY MEASURES
At River’s Edge Pharmacy, we strive to make our patients safe in the comfort of their home. We also want them to be confident in knowing the precautionary measures we take to limit any exposure to Covid-19. Contactless delivery is provided by our delivery and courier team members, and arrive at your location wearing protective masks. Our pharmacy services are completely automated, including tele-pharmacist consultations and secure HIPAA-compliant SMS texting. We utilize the CuroRX Digital Survey feature to monitor patient health before any nursing visit, and follow up with the patient after the visit. We have also extended our services to include any over-the-counter medications to be delivered with the patient’s specialty medication.
River's Edge Pharmacy proudly displays the URAC, ACHC, and NABP Accreditations as they demonstrate their commitment to quality healthcare services.