Report: #702267

Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | Caremed Pharmaceutical Services – Trusted Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. CareMed Specialty Pharmacy maintains Specialty Pharmacy, Mail Service Pharmacy accreditations from URAC, an independent, non-profit organization - leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, & measurement programs. CareMed specialty pharmacy believes in comprehensive, collaborative care approach... - Lake Success New York

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  • Caremed Pharmaceutical Services – Trusted Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. CareMed Specialty Pharmacy maintains Specialty Pharmacy, Mail Service Pharmacy accreditations from URAC, an independent, non-profit organization - leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, & measurement programs. CareMed specialty pharmacy believes in comprehensive, collaborative care approach... 1981 Marcus Ave Lake Success, New York United States of America

CareMed Pharmaceutical Services REVIEW: CareMed clients, feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with CareMed Pharmaceutical Services. CareMed employees are trained to build relationships, be positive, interactive, and most of all, listen carefully. Listening is emphasized as key to high quality customer service at CareMed.

*UPDATE: CareMed Pharmaceutical Services recognized by Ripoff Report Verifiedâ„¢ as a safe business service.

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REVIEW UPDATE:December 29 2020 Caremed Pharmaceutical Services remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. Caremed Pharmaceutical Services is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.

To date, Caremed Pharmaceutical Services has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Ripoff Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business™.

Over time and since becoming a member, Caremed Pharmaceutical Services has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. As an active and current member of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever Caremed Pharmaceutical Services remains committed to improving customer satisfaction.

Remember, no company or individual can ever satisfy 100% of the people 100% of the time. There are no products or services that will always be perfect for everyone and even the best companies will receive complaints from time to time. However, by participating in the Corporate Advocacy Program, the member business has made a commitment to working with its customers to resolve complaints quickly and fairly whenever possible.

Please keep in mind that as a consumer you have some responsibilities as well. Success has many definitions that based on your past experiences, current situation and your perceived expectations. Success with any product or service is always based on the proper application and understanding. The fastest car will not run if you never turn the engine on. Look at how you used the product or service that was provided in relation with the instructions that you received. The Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program will help you get your voice heard but please be prepared with documentation and fair representation of your concern, also have an idea of how the company can fix your concern. Can they offer additional services, extend warranties, offer a fair refund or just get you talking with someone that can help. ..let them know and let us know!

*Any consumer not receiving satisfaction from a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program should email us at editor@ripoffreport.com
  Caremed Pharmaceutical Services is Ripoff Report Verified

Ripoff Report Verified™ .. part of Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program.A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business..

Ripoff Report Verified™ REVIEW:

EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to CareMed Pharmaceutical Services for its commitment to excellence in customer service.

CareMed’s work is one of connection as much as it is clinical and therefore it is crucial that they form relationships that foster trust in them which in turn means patients can have a peace of mind as well as confidence in their treatment. At CareMed, they pride themselves in exceeding patient expectations from every angle. As service providers, they make the process of medication access and the delivery as stress-free as possible, in addition they are committed to endowing their customers with the convenience of accurate, relatable, and knowledgeable representatives who will connect with them on an individual level. Their customers are their family.

"At CareMed, our customer service representatives are trained to respond with care and attention and because they speak specifically with clients and work to get to know them, they can offer and improved, more personalized service and true care.”

CareMed offers their customers a safe and secure professional medical environment where they can feel confident that they will be treated well and all their needs will be met. This is because of their professionally trained and capable staff.

The owners of CareMed, stated, “We cannot be more cognizant of the importance of our charge, which is to help people though the treatment of disease. Because of this we are fully invested in addressing the needs of each patient from a comprehensive perspective. We see each patient as a person who is ordering medication, but more crucially as a person who is looking to us for assistance. Our every action moves toward the goal of providing that help in every way we can - through precision, education, and (sometimes most importantly) warmth.”

The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Vanessa Mariacher during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Sorkin’s RX/CareMed Pharmaceutical Services.

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Sorkin’s RX/CareMed Pharmaceutical Services is a specialty pharmacy that supplies medications for serious and chronic diseases. “[The] business model is to strive to improve the health and quality of life conditions for the customers/patients while at the same time providing efficient and excellent customer service,” states Vanessa Mariacher, a representative of Sorkin’s RX/CareMed Pharmaceutical Services. Leads are acquired primarily through word of mouth referrals from satisfied customers, as well as by doctor referrals. “When a new customer contacts the business to fill out a prescription, they are first consulted by a clinical care coordinator who will talk with the patient as well as the doctor. Patients are provided with detailed explanations regarding the prescribed medication, co-payments, insurance and any other issue that may arise,” explains Ms. Mariacher.

At times, a customer may not feel satisfied with the product or services they have received. Although it is a very rare complaint, recently a customer contacted Sorkin’s RX/CareMed to complain that her prescription did not arrived on the expected delivery date. “A manager at Sorkin’s reviewed the incident and determined that the FedEx truck that was delivering the medications had broken down and needed to be taken out of service,” explains Ms. Mariacher. Upon learning of the delay, the company immediately re-shipped the prescription, utilizing expedited delivery service. Upon resolving the issue, “the customer understood about the situation regarding the mechanical issue of the delivery service. She expressed her gratitude at the speed in which the situation was resolved,” states Ms. Mariacher.


CareMed Pharmaceutical Services Conflict Resolution Procedures

As part of Sorkin’s conflict resolution procedure, upon receiving a complaint from a customer, a representative from the appropriate department will contact the customer directly. The supervisor from that same department will then be informed of the complaint, and all necessary steps will be taken to rectify the situation. Once a complaint is resolved, Sorkin’s employs a follow-up procedure to ensure their customers’ continued satisfaction. “Once complaints are resolved, a manager from Sorkin’s will follow up with a telephone call to ensure that all of the customer’s needs have been fulfilled. If the customer still has issues, the manager will personally work to resolve any and all problems,” states Ms. Mariacher.

To avoid encountering problems, employees of Sorkin’s RX/CareMed undergo constant training on new procedures as well as refresher courses on proper and courteous customer service. Additionally, all employees must review and sign off on the business Code of Ethics. To ensure there are no misunderstandings, all new customers also receive the “Patients’ Bill of Rights.” With these practices, Sorkin’s strives to avoid problems or complaints before they occur, so they can focus on continuing to meet their customers’ needs.

Sorkin’s also focuses on providing a stable, fair, and enjoyable workplace for its employees. “Full time employees receive 5 sick days per year as well as 2 additional personal days. They get 1 to 3 week’s vacation, depending upon the length of time with the company. They receive an 30 minute lunch break and two 15-minute breaks daily,” explains Ms. Mariacher.

Since receiving complaints through Ripoff Report, Ms. Mariacher states that Sorkin’s would like to reach out to the individual who made the complaint and attempt to resolve the issue directly, to both parties’ satisfaction. Since receiving a complaint through Ripoff Report, Sorkin’s has taken several steps to improve the experience of both the customer and the employees. “Sorkin’s has added additional employee training. They have also instituted an open-door policy for the employees to be able to speak with their supervisors. There is [also] and Employee Assistance Unit available to the workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” explains Ms. Mariacher.

Sorkin’s RX/CareMed Pharmaceutical Services recognizes the value of working with Ripoff Report and the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, and the platform it provides for businesses and clients to interact to resolve issues. “Sorkin’s appreciated the opportunity to remedy any complaint or issue that may arise from consumers, customers, patients or employees. The program allows the business to help resolve the problems,” states Ms. Mariacher.

CareMed Pharmaceutical Services provides these benefits:

  • Prescription service 24/7/365
  • Time sensitive, accurate deliveries nationally
  • Toll-free telephone and fax lines to reach our pharmacists
  • Pharmacist consultants and nurse consultants to provide the best possible care
  • Custom reporting for patient and financial management
  • Customized medication packaging systems
  • A full line of products, including IV medications, enteral nutrition and medical supplies
  • Reimbursement insurance assistance
  • Patient Assistance Programs, when applicable

Upstanding Pharmacy Services with Industry Accreditation

CareMed Specialty Pharmacy maintains Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy accreditations from URAC, an independent, non-profit organization and leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement programs.

CareMed maintains dual accreditations, having maintained its ACHC Accreditation in 2012. CareMed’s URAC and ACHC accreditations demonstrate CareMed’s commitment to excellence and customer service. URAC accredits many types of health care organizations and is the largest accrediting body for health care. The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), the first health care accrediting organization to be certified to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000, accredited CareMed after an extensive vetting process during 2012.

CareMed Pharmaceutical Services / Statements from the CEOi.

"It is my personal goal to oversee every aspect of CareMed to be certain that we follow the highest medical and pharmacy service standards. As a medical professional, I understand how crucial it is to be treated with respect, understanding, and with a competent connection. That is why the operation of CareMed is so important to me. By focusing entirely on how best to serve our patients, I make it a pledge to be absolutely sure they receive more than just a service, but rather are given a positive experience.” ~ CEO of CareMed



The CareMed Pharmacy Team works diligently to help improve the quality and cost of care by coordinating all specialty pharmacy activities. By providing ongoing support for patients with chronic conditions, we can help them achieve the best possible outcomes from treatments.

Our outstanding pharmacy services are what empowers us to deliver excellence. We work for patients to assure the highest quality level of care. The medical supervision of our staff physicians as well as our clinical pharmacist team ensures correct, disease-specific assistance for patients.

Our turn-around time is second to none. Time sensitive, accurate deliveries are performed nationally. Working around the clock, we provide comprehensive disease-specific care management programs, clinical consultations, and timely worry-free refill services.

CareMed Pharmaceutical Services recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report’s review, CareMed has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with the CEO, Ripoff Report is convinced that CareMed is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

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As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.



CareMed Pharmaceutical Services Sorkins RX Shady management, Overworked Employees, Incompetent Management Lake Success, New York

Be careful working for this pharmacy. Patients may enjoy the services they get but don't be fooled- the pharmacy only cares about turning a profit. The other review was right- their techs lie to get approvals, sometimes posing as doctor's offices.

The copay assistance program forges doctor's signatures and cut corners to get copay assistance from patient assistance foundations. Employees get screwed on their vacation and days off (like saying they're open during blizzards so they make workers use up their personals). They act like they are a big corporation but they are just a wannabe- it's a pharmacy for crying out loud. Employees get written up for every little thing like having someone talk to your manager about being sick and not physically telling him yourself.

They are very demanding and even the managers are really stressed and have had breakdowns. Their pay is very low and the average workday is 9 and a half hours with a half hour lunch, which most people don't use or eat at their desk WHILE WORKING. They say they are the highest paying pharmacy (compared to Duane Reade and CVS). The lower level workers get blamed for everything and don't trust anybody- the employees look out for themselves and will backstab you. It doesn't matter how good of a worker- make one little mistake and they will hang you dry.

No employee will tell you that it is a good place to work, if they are they're lying. Most of the management are the owner's close friends and family- which is why some of the management is incompetent and downright disrespectful. I witnessed several people getting fired abruptly for no just reason. They are severely understaffed and higher ups are extremely stingy to hire more people, and would rather overwork their staff. I am  thinking of leaving soon when I find a better job in this economy. I think most of their workers stay there because we don't have a better choice.

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AUTHOR: CareMed PS - ()

POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CareMed PS diligently focuses on providing our customers the attention, care, and accuracy needed to complete their orders.  Most of our customers live their lives battling rare and chronic diseases and as a trusted specialty pharmacy, CareMed PS strives to make their pharmacy experiences the best they can be.   Through our diligent efforts, we are able to provide important medications not provided through regular distribution channels.  Please read about our ability to distribute Tarceva


We rely on the dedication and kindheartedness of our team members to make each customer experience a good one.  Built on a foundation of compassion, CareMed PS also cares deeply for each and every employee.  If any employee has concerns or feels their voice has not been heard, we openly invite you to request a meeting with your supervisor or the Human Resources Department.  Employees and past employees are also invited to send us a message through our website’s contact form.  We look forward to discussing your concerns and amending your discontent.  Please visit us at www.caremedps.com

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