Professional Services Offered by Your Pharmasave Pharmacist
Have you ever wondered what your pharmacist is doing behind the counter while you wait for your prescription to be filled? For each prescription, your pharmacist performs a number of activities to ensure that the medication you have been prescribed is actually appropriate for you.
Once your prescription is received, the pharmacist carefully performs the following checks:
- drug, dosage, quantity, and directions for use are all correct
- prescription doesn’t duplicate any of your current therapy
- serious drug interactions won’t occur between your new prescription and existing medications or medical conditions
- medication is one that you won’t be allergic to
If information is missing from your prescription, or there are any other issues with it, your pharmacist may discuss these with you, or choose to contact your physician, or both. Once your medication is packaged and almost ready to go, your pharmacist performs one final check.
By comparing your prescription label with your doctor’s original prescription and by checking the contents of the prescription vial or container, your pharmacist will ensure that you receive the right medication.
When you pick up your prescription, in order to help you get the most from your medication, your Pharmasave pharmacist will provide counselling on the following:
- what your medication has been prescribed for
- how and when you should take it
- how long you should take it for
- how you will know if your medication is working and what to do if your medication is not working
- possible side effects and what you should do if you experience any
- how you should store your medication
- additional information about your medical condition
In addition to assessing, preparing, and counselling on your prescription medications, your Pharmasave pharmacist can also:
- arrange follow up sessions with you to ensure that your medications are working
- train you on how to use medical devices such as glucose meters
- help you choose appropriate over-the-counter (OTC) medications and products including vitamins and herbs
- provide you with advice and information on common ailments and various health topics
If you have any questions regarding your health, your pharmacist is often the first, and most accessible, health care professional you can visit in your community. Not only are pharmacists medication experts, but they are also knowledgeable in the areas of disease prevention, nutrition, fitness, and general health and wellness. They can work with you to help you achieve your unique longterm health and lifestyle goals.
Specialty Services Provided by Your Pharmasave Pharmacist
In today’s busy world, it can sometimes be a challenge to stay on top of your medications and health. Your pharmacist can support you by providing you with specialty services and tools to make taking and managing your medications easier. Just ask your Pharmasave pharmacist about any of these great services:
Pharmasave Medication Manager ®
A simple and convenient way to organize your medications at home, our unique blister packaging makes it easy for you to take your prescriptions, vitamins, and supplements each day. Click HERE for more info.
Your physician may prescribe personalized medications for you that don’t come right off the shelves. Your pharmacist can create these custom medications for you to meet your unique needs. Learn more on how Compounding can help you or your animals HERE.
Natural, Integrative Health
Health professionals at Cloverdale Pharmasave can help to integrate herbal and homeopathic medicine into orthodox medicine, instead of replacing orthodox medicine with “alternatives”. We have four Certified Natural Products Advisors on staff! Click HERE for more info.
Hormone Balancing (Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy)
Many people believe that “natural hormones” refer to products which are obtained from plants (such as wild yams/soybeans) or animals (for example, horses). Yet this is not the case. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is the use of hormones identical in all aspects and absolutely indistinguishable to the hormones found in your body at appropriate physiological proportions. Come see our hormone expert Lyle Sunada, make an appointment or come to his Hormone Balancing Seminar. Click HERE for our calendar of events. You can also see a preview of his seminar by clicking HERE.
Ideal Protein Medically Developed Weightloss Protocol
Stop Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork. Say Goodbye to “Fad” Diets and Hello to Stable Weight Loss. Most people don’t know what causes them to gain weight…even the people who think they’re eating healthy. Therefore, the first step to combating weight problems and obesity is understanding what causes weight gain in the first place. Step two is applying that knowledge in such a way that you drop your excess pounds learn how to maintain a stable weight after dieting! Because anyone can lose weight, the true measure of weight loss success is learning how to maintain a stable weight after dieting has ended. Ideal Protein is a medically developed dieting protocol that can teach you how to maintain a stable weight after dieting, click HERE to find out how.
Planning a trip? Talk to our Travel Health Pharmacists ASAP to ensure safe and healthy travels.
Did you know: Even a short trip to a popular spot (eg. Mexico) warrants all routine vaccines to be up-to-date and also some non-routine vaccines for safe travels.
Click HERE for more on travel health.
You play a role in your animal’s health! We carry medications and supplements to keep your pets healthy: Antibiotics, anti-fungals, first aid supplies,dewormers, flea products, joint and skin remedies, etc. Click HERE to find out more.
Phone Refills, Online Prescription
Refills, and Refill Reminders – To save you time, you can order your refill prescriptions in advance by phone. Some Pharmasave stores also offer online prescription refills and send out reminders to let you know when your next refill is due.
Personalized Up-to-date Medication Profile
Your pharmacist can provide you with an up-to-date medication profile with each prescription, so you always have the most complete record of your medications on-hand.
Learning about your medications and conditions is one of the most important ways you can help to achieve your heath and wellness goals. To support you in your search for knowledge, Pharmasave pharmacists offer the following specialty services, all of which are designed to keep you well informed.
This private consultation with your Pharmasave pharmacist focuses on helping you better understand your medications, how they work, and how to get the best results from using them, to maintain or enhance your quality of life.
Live Well Consultations® (Let’s Talk About You)
More than just talking about your medications, Live Well Consultations allow you to meet one-on-one with your Pharmasave pharmacist for a private consultation on a variety of health topics. During a Live Well Consultation, you have an opportunity to ask your pharmacist anything about your medical conditions or other health concerns, and work with your pharmacist to build a care plan that leads to better overall health. Learn more about our consulting services HERE.
Live Well Community Seminars
Pharmasave Live Well Community Seminars are educational presentations in your community that help you learn about various health topics. These informative talks provide a general overview of several medical conditions or health issues, and offer learning and discussion in a group format. Of course, if you would like more specific information relating to your own situation, one of the private consultations may be right for you – just book an appointment with your Pharmasave pharmacist after the presentation!
Click HERE for our upcoming seminars and clinics.
As you can see, from the moment you come in to fill that prescription, your pharmacist is looking out for your wellbeing. Your Cloverdale Pharmasave pharmacist is available to provide services that go beyond dispensing the prescription. Your pharmacist is well-prepared and committed to working with you to reach your health goals, so come by to talk to one of our pharmacists and find out what they can do for you!