Some Insurance carriers are now paying for an annual consult with your pharmacist, no cost to you. Just as you would sit down with your physician, you sit down and speak with your pharmacist for about 20-30 minutes. Appointments are scheduled and questions are answered. Your pharmacist is a wealth of information. Most all have gone to school for six plus years and receive comprehensive training on diet, lifestyle, and medication management. Do you have questions about what supplements to take with your prescription medication, what side effects to look out for, or what is a healthy exercise regimen? Ask your pharmacist and ask if this benefit is included in the benefits you pay for. Use your resources! Knowledge is power. We are here to help you be your healthiest!
I decided upon this field because I care about you. I always thought the "care" part was always about just that but I've experienced that often it is not. As a pharmacist, we do the same thing if we fill 50 vs 500 prescriptions, or at least you take an Oath to. To me its all about caring for the individual. To others its about a number. " Why are we treating people like cattle herds?" says Dr. Eric Topol, M.D. You are merely a number in some instances and this number designates the "life" of your care. I hope to change this aspect. I hope others choose to change. Character counts. If we categorize value and define a hierarchy of care based on numbers then we as a society have a real problem. Big business is not health. Health is humanity. Demand quality. Demand health "care". Its time to take a stand. Individualized choices! I choose to care about your health. To your health!
Dr. Jessica Lewis
A Balanced Life