We all know the holiday season is a great time to give thanks, and this year, in particular, we are thankful for having community pharmacists in our lives. Pharmacists serve on the front lines providing personalized care to keep us healthy and informed. From helping to ensure our medications are working properly, to administering COVID-19 testing, community pharmacists are healthcare experts standing by to serve you.
In the spirit of giving thanks, here are just three ways community pharmacists help us along our way to leading happy and healthy lives.
The special patient-pharmacist relationship
The patient-pharmacist relationship is a special one. Going beyond the delivery of expert medication services, pharmacists are able to also develop meaningful relationships with the patients they serve. This type of personalized care is key to achieving your healthcare goals. As a friendly face in your community, your pharmacist can directly connect with you to address any questions you have about your care, and to ensure your medications are working properly. Your pharmacist can even act as a “quarterback” in your care by coordinating with your doctors and other members of your healthcare team.
No medication delays
Here’s the bottom line: not having your medications can be more than frustrating, it can also be potentially dangerous. Your local community pharmacist can help ensure you receive your medications on time, and at the right time. Customers of other services may experience delays in their medication delivery, and may not have a dedicated expert to help them with their care. Customers who fill their prescriptions at a community pharmacy not only enjoy personalized care, but they also receive peace of mind knowing that their pharmacist is a dedicated member of their healthcare team. Patients can always pick up the phone, or simply and safely drop by the store to consult their local pharmacist.
Multiple medications – no problem
Mistakes happen – it’s part of life. And the reality is, patients who take multiple medications are at higher risk of incorrectly taking their medications, which can result in poor health outcomes. Having a community pharmacist in your corner can help you take control of your medications, and can lead to better health. Your local pharmacist can provide you with tips on how to better manage your care and can review your medication therapy to ensure safety and effectiveness.
Find your community pharmacist
Want to learn more about your medications, available vaccinations, COVID-19 testing, and other services that could help improve your overall health? Your local community pharmacist can help.
Not sure where your closest community pharmacy is located? No problem – just visit www.prescribewellness.com, enter your zip code, and we’ll start you on your way!