The role of the pharmacist is evolving rapidly and becoming more patient-centered than product-centered. Although pharmacists are considered “drug experts,” they have extensive knowledge and skills that can improve your overall health. They can help in any of the following areas:

  • Providing education about various disease conditions, including osteoporosis, diabetes, and hypertension
  • Answering questions that you may have about your medication use
  • Providing important advice on OTC products (vitamins, herbals, coughs and colds, analgesics, etc.) to prevent unsafe medication use
  • Providing advice about lifestyle modifications (nutrition, smoking cessation, and physical activity) that can prevent many chronic diseases and allow you to live well