Do not ignore your gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort ——Steve Harvey.
Pharmacists are often the first point-of-contact for patients with health inquiries. Thus pharmacists have a significant role in assessing medication management in patients, and in referring patients to physicians. These roles may include, but are not limited to:
—clinical medication management, including reviewing and monitoring of medication regimens
assessment of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions, and ascertaining clinical
—medication management needs
—specialized monitoring of disease states, such as dosing drugs in renal and hepatic failure
—providing pharmaceutical information
—providing patients with health monitoring and advice, including advice and treatment of common ailments and disease states
—supervising pharmacy technicians and other staff
—oversight of dispensing medicines on prescription
—provision of non-prescription or over-the-counter drugs
—education and counseling for patients and other health care providers on optimal use of medicines (e.g. proper use, avoidance of overmedication)
—referrals to other health professionals if necessary
—promoting public health by administering immunizations
Family: A system of complex individuals that interact in a way only to inspire one to grow, evolve, and ultimately love. I love my family and give thanks for each and every one of them. May they each maintain an internal fire that completes them in this lifetime. Blessings for a life lived to the fullest :) Thank You Family.
Do you know that your gut really is your second brain? The majority of serotonin is produced in the gut. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter many antidepressants increase to improve mood. Secondly, the synthesis of B vitamins, to combat stress and anxiety, is dependent upon the gut; as is calcium and magnesium absorption. Calcium and magnesium are essential for an optimal functioning nervous system. And overall, 80% of the function of the immune system depends upon the digestive tract. The gut is underrated. Do we really need synthetic mood medications targeting our brains….or do we simply need better gut function? A question worth asking.
*A Balanced Life*
Dr. Jessica Lewis
A Balanced Life