HoG Pharmacy Team

October 5, 2017

October is American Pharmacists Month

By Michelle Turkington

October is American Pharmacists Month. Throughout October, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages communities to celebrate pharmacists’ contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care.

Thank you to Leigh Carpenter (RPh) and Resham Sahijram (PharmD) and their team for doing a great job for our clients!




Prior Authorizations are Becoming the Norm

October 2, 2017

Prior Authorizations are Becoming the Norm

Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy

By Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy

Most insurance plans require prior authorizations when filling factor prescriptions. A prior authorization (PA) is a process used by health insurance companies to determine if they will pay for a prescribed procedure, service, or medication. The process is intended to act as a safety and cost-saving measure, although it has received criticism from healthcare providers for being costly and time-consuming.




Generic Box of Factor

September 14, 2017

What should I do if I lose power and have factor in the refrigerator?

By Michelle Turkington

During the past hurricane with all the power outages, we received a question on factor that we wanted to share with everyone.

Q: What should I do if I lose power and have factor in the refrigerator?

A: You should remove the factor from the refrigerator and write the current date on it. It can keep for up to six months at room temperature.


Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma Message

Due to the weather, Hemophilia of Georgia’s office and pharmacies will be open from 8 a.m. until noon today. We will give an update later today on Tuesday’s hours of operation.


HoG Cares About You

September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma Message

As the Southeast prepares for the impact of Hurricane Irma, Hemophilia of Georgia and its employees want you to know we care about you and your family.  

Next week’s weather is uncertain. Please be advised that certain areas may not be able to receive deliveries. If you have evacuated, we can most likely still deliver factor to you at your temporary address. 

We will keep you posted through social media. We will also update our recorded phone message. Get the latest updates on the storm from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). Stay safe.


Help for Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017

HoG Responds to Hurricane Harvey

By Michelle Turkington

Our pharmacy is assisting the hemophilia community affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have begun receiving orders from the Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center in Houston to make sure their patients and other patients served by this HTC have factor. In 2005, our pharmacy dispensed and shipped a few orders as a result of Hurricane Katrina and in 2008, we processed 63 orders in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. We are here to help. #HURRICANEHARVEY


November 23, 2015

A Season of Giving

This Thanksgiving season I’m afforded the opportunity to pause and reflect, with gratitude, on all that we’ve accomplished together and all the possibilities that lie ahead. I’m thankful for the legacy and framework that Trish Dominic created and the opportunity to lead HoG towards innovation and future growth. I’m grateful for HoG’s team of donors, volunteers and staff who are dedicated and passionate about our mission to ensure that people affected by bleeding disorders live as normally and productively as possible.


October 7, 2015

Hemophilia is Like Living in a Small Town

Every year the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) hosts an Annual Meeting at which time our diverse and dynamic bleeding disorders community gathers together to share information, experiences, ideas and fellowship. For this year's event we met August 13-15 just north of Dallas, Texas at the Gaylord Grapevine hotel. The theme was "Boots on the Ground."


September 15, 2015

I wish that I had hemophilia, too!

“I wish that I had hemophilia, too.” What would you do if your child without the diagnosis said that to you? It is actually spoken – and silently thought -- more often than you might think. Parents sometimes react with shock or anger. That’s understandable from an adult perspective. But kids have a different way of seeing things. They often feel impacted by the bleeding disorder too, but in ways that they can’t articulate.


July 30, 2015

Self-Infusion as a Life Lesson

"Self-infusion” is hemophilia jargon. Everyone in the bleeding disorders community knows what it is. The general public is clueless. Observing the teen boys in my cabin at Camp Wannaklot a few weeks ago, I’m convinced that it has value way beyond the medical benefits.