Downer Dykes

Downer Dykes, PharmD, MBA is a Pack4U Connected Care Account Manager. He enjoys creating clinical pharmacy programs that have a positive impact on patient outcomes and is interested in how emerging pharmacy practice can help improve healthcare quality. Downer has extensive experience in community pharmacy, holds certificates in Diabetes Care and Managing Opioids, and is a Board Certified MTM Specialist.

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What’s wrong with healthcare and how do we fix it?

The problem with the US healthcare system is one of misaligned incentives. Prescribers are paid to evaluate patients and to administer care. All prescribers want the best outcomes for their patients, but the system does not incentivize choosing the best medications to promote those outcomes. Instead it is incentivized to pay for only the medications prescribed.