Rethink Your Pharmacist!
Long gone are the days when a pharmacist was only filling a doctors' prescriptions. In Saskatchewan, over 1900 pharmacists work in community pharmacies, hospitals, out-patient ambulatory settings, and primary health care teams. Pharmacists also teach in universities, consulting, working for the government, pharmaceutical companies and regulatory or advocacy associations.
Today's pharmacists now prescribe for minor ailments, advise other health practitioners on optimal medication choices, vaccinate against the flu and other diseases, provide guidance and prescribing to help those who want to quit tobacco and help you get the most out of your medications.
Did you know your pharmacist can...
- Acid Reflux
- Athlete's Foot/ Ring Worm/ Groin Itch
- Birth Control
- Bladder Infection (UTI)
- Canker Sores
- Diaper Rash
- Eye infection
- Emergency Contraception (Morning-after Pill)
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Hay Fever, Seasonal Allergies
- Influenza (Pandemic or Epidemic Situations)
- Insect Bites
- Mild Acne
- Muscle Strains/Pains
- Nail Fungus
- Oral Thrush
- Painful Periods
- Skin Infections & Irritations
- Smoking Cessation
- Flu Shots
- Mood Stabilizers
- Travel Vaccinations
Medication Experts Who:
- Assess your medications ( SMAP program)
- Chronic disease management such as Diabetes, Asthma, and Hypertension.
- Counseling and prescribing for those who want to Quit Smoking.
- Addiction management. As pharmacists, it's important to help patients with all health concerns including their addictions (drugs, alcohol). Pharmacist, in consultation with your other health providers, will, monitor dosage, interactions, duplication of therapy, provide private consultation on your concerns and any other possible effects which may impact addiction management.
- In-home consultations