Today I’m launching my pharmaceutical care services for Canadians.
Pharmaceutical care means helping you manage your medications to optimize your health and quality of life.
After working for years in a large hospital, I’m bringing my knowledge, attention to detail and medication management skills to the public.
If you take medications, I’m going to show you why you should add me to your healthcare team.
Why is The Clinical Pharmacist needed?
Often the healthcare system focuses on treating people once they’re already sick.
For example, many Canadians are developing type 2 diabetes largely due to poor nutrition. These patients see their doctor and are correctly prescribed medications to treat diabetes.
The problem is, we tend to focus on the sickness rather than helping people stay healthy. Instead of waiting until people become sick, we should be prescribing good nutrition and physical activity to prevent the development of diabetes.
Our healthcare system is frequently overloaded, especially with a rapidly aging population.
Clinics and hospitals are filling up with more baby boomers. Because of Canada’s demographic changes, most health care professionals have a limited amount of time to see each patient.
The Clinical Pharmacist provides solutions that are not easily found in the current healthcare system.
Your needs come first
There are no time limit for my appointments. I’m completely focused on your needs and values.
Geography does not limit access as long as you have an internet connection or a telephone line. We usually communicate using video technology such as Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. This means you can be comfortable in your own space when discussing your health and medications.
I do not receive advertising or detailing from any drug companies. This ensures I provide unbiased recommendations based on their scientific merit and not drug company marketing.
I can help you with any medication questions or concerns. Example questions from patients and readers have included the following:
- Is this drug causing a side effect or a worsening another disease?
- Can you help me create a comprehensive medication list now that I’ve been discharged from the hospital?
- How can I simplify and limit the number of medications I take?
- Will this food or supplement negatively impact how my medicines work?
We can also work with you to find out what it means to achieve optimal health.
For patients residing in Alberta, I offer expanded services. As a registered Alberta pharmacist, I can prescribe most medication and order laboratory testing to monitor your medications.
Do you, or someone you know, wish you had a healthcare professional in the family? Someone who can answer your questions without the obligatory wait in the physician clinic or pharmacy? Someone who could organize and clearly write down your health history and list of medications?
If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place.
In addition to my six years of work experience, I spent a year in residency training with Alberta Health Services. I’ve continued my learning and have qualified as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in the United States.
I’ve worked both inside and outside the hospital walls which has given me an in-depth understanding of our healthcare system.
Are you ready to take charge of your health and medications? Add one of healthcare’s best kept secrets—a clinical pharmacist—to your team.
I’m not going to replace your family physician or your community pharmacist. My job is to work collaboratively with all your healthcare professionals to enhance your health.
Over time you’ll learn how to advocate for yourself when interacting with the healthcare system. I’ll equip you with essential health information to protect against medication errors and mishaps.
I’m available when you are. This often means early morning, late at night and on weekends. There’s no need to squeeze our appointments into standard weekday working hours.
Contact me today for your initial no-risk consultation.