Busting Pharmacist Myths

When you think of a pharmacist what comes first to mind? Are you one of those people who think a pharmacist’s job ends only at dispensing medications? Well, below are some myths that can be debunked.

Pharmacists don’t interact with patients

Working with patients is one of the key roles of a pharmacist. Here at Moose Pharmacy, our pharmacists interact with patients daily ranging from medication counseling, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR).

Pharmacists spend their day dispensing medications

Community pharmacists also provide preventative and primary care, administer vaccinations, and conduct health screening checks such as blood pressure tests, communicating with insurance and calling patients. Here at Moose Pharmacy, our pharmacist and pharmacy students administer hundreds of vaccinations each year, perform numerous blood pressure measurements and perform covid tests

Pharmacists are not involved in the frontline of healthcare

Pharmacists are at the frontline of healthcare and being one of the most trusted and accessible healthcare practitioners, pharmacists play an important role in keeping our communities healthy. Pharmacists are the medication experts the community seek first. Here at Moose Pharmacy, our Pharmacists are here to maximize health and recovery. Our pharmacists help people live happier, and healthier lives by providing important medication, disease, and health maintenance advice.

Bullet Points:

  • Pharmacists do not spend all their day dispensing medications.
  • A Pharmacist’s day is filled with a combination of patient interaction consisting of medication counseling, MTM and clinic sessions where pharmacists assess patients’ blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Additionally, pharmacists are at the forefront of healthcare as they are one of the first medical professionals approached by members in a community regarding their health. A perfect example of what a pharmacist does can be seen in a Moose Pharmacy