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!
Certain prescription medication steal vital minerals and nutrients from your body. Cholesterol, heartburn, contraceptive, and diuretic medications are just a few. Nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin B12, CoQ10, and calcium all can be affected by certain medications. Prevent further issues and treat known deficiencies. Who wants to end up with another prescription medicationton to treat the first? Know what nutrients are affected by your medications and supplement accordingly. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or contact me with questions! To your health...
Do you take oral contraceptives? If so, do you know that there are several medications that can decrease the effectiveness of birth control? I've found that many do not, even when this prescription comes from the same doctor. Please be sure to ask your pharmacist! (And read your patient information leaflets!)
Dr. Jessica Lewis
A Balanced Life