What can your pharmacist do for YOU?
The field of pharmacy has evolved so much over the years. While pharmacists have always been one of the most trusted and accessible healthcare professionals, our role has expanded far beyond some of the duties we are traditionally most well-known for (such as dispensing medications). Pharmacists are clinically trained on all aspects of medication therapy and disease management, and spend a lot of time focusing on patient and healthcare provider education. We are always evaluating medication therapy to ensure that everything is correct and safe. We love sharing our knowledge and making sure that every patient has all of their questions answered about their medication therapy and health.
So when you see that a pharmacist/pharmacy offers “medication therapy management”, “medication regimen reviews”, “medication consultations”, or other similar services, you should definitely take advantage of the offer! These terms generally mean that a pharmacist will review all of your medications and evaluate for drug interactions, appropriate dosing, monitoring, side effects, proper use, and more. They will spend time going over all of your medications with you and answer any questions you may have, or make recommendations to address specific concerns you have. It is a wonderful opportunity to utilize the knowledge of a medication expert!
Our team of pharmacists at Corum are available to answer your questions and provide medication consultations for our patients. Please give us a call or send us a message on our website – we would love to hear from you!
By Danielle Chamness, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP