In my experience, the super useful part of my training as a pharmacist is often wasted for people I interact with in the retail pharmacy setting because they are simply too busy. I spent four years learning how to help people take medication safely and easily and I would love to share that information with all the patients I come in contact with but most just don’t have the time to hang out at the pharmacy counter.
Enter the blog! When my husband suggested I could spend my newly found free time writing this blog I quickly realized his brilliance. (You’re welcome honey.) Having recently joined the ranks of motherhood I knew this could be especially useful for the busy mothers and fathers who often have the least amount of time at the pharmacy counter. This blog is my opportunity to share all the information I feel can really help people and know that they will have the chance to actually read and absorb it.
So this is where you come in! I want to know what you have always wanted to ask your pharmacist (or maybe even your doctor) but didn’t have the time. What personal or family health concerns do you worry about? Maybe you’re just curious about what exactly is going on behind that counter--ask away! And please don’t be shy about sharing your comments on the topics you have experience with. Some of the best information on a topic comes from people who have lived and experienced that issue.
Although I love being home with my sweet Little Miss, I miss the enjoyment I got from helping people in the pharmacy. I believe this blog can give me the chance to experience that enjoyment again while also filling the gap left by the frantic pace of most retail pharmacies. Just thinking about it makes me all tingly and excited!
Hurrah for pharmacists!