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A year and a half later …

After graduation, I started practicing as a hospital pharmacist. For that reason, I have not performed any MedsCheck thusfar. Recently, I started working with at a FHT, which again, is not a setting where MedsChecks are conducted.  However, I have … Continue reading

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Time it took to complete one MedsCheck

I performed the MedsCheck service at a community pharmacy. Typically, it took me between 20 – 25 minutes to complete one MedsCheck. Hence, in the community pharmacy setting I worked in, the 30-minute time allotted by the government appeared to … Continue reading

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Enablers to MedsCheck

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MedsCheck is a service provided by the community pharmacy for a patient. There can be a number of things that help promote this service. From what I have gathered through my experience, I would have to say that the most … Continue reading

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Barriers to MedsChecks

So this past week, I performed a MedsCheck on a patient with Bipolar Disorder. Needless to say, it was quite an interesting experience. Right from the get-go, I found it difficult to get the patient to answer my questions, and … Continue reading

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About MedsCheck

MedsCheck The original MedsCheck program was launched on April 1, 2007. It is government funded annual service for Ontarians taking a minimum of three medications for a chronic condition. It consists of a 30 minute appointment with a pharmacist at … Continue reading

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Milk Allergy vs. Intolerance

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Milk allergy and milk intolerance are two different terms, however many patients use them interchangeably and don’t know how the two are different. I performed a MedsCheck on a patient who was unsure whether she was allergic to milk or … Continue reading

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No Shows!

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Two weeks ago, I identified a patient with an interesting list of medications for a MedsCheck. I made an appointment with him for the following week. I went into the pharmacy half an hour before his appointment to do some … Continue reading