Pharmacy Services

Finding answers to your pharmacy questions

Here are some of the most common questions we receive from patients, families and healthcare professionals about what our pharmacists do.

  • Hospitals

  • Long-term care facilities

  • Homecare companies

  • Health-maintenance organizations

  • Other organized health-system settings

  • Advise doctors and other healthcare professionals about medication selection and administration

  • Counsel patients on proper medication use

  • Monitor medication therapy to ensure its effectiveness

  • Evaluate new medications, recommending the safest and most effective therapies for each patient

  • Health-system pharmacists work with doctors, nurses and other professionals to deliver patient care.

  • Pharmacists are important members of every patient's healthcare team.

  • Information on your medications, including purpose, effectiveness, side effects and dosage

  • How to take medications properly so they’re safe and effective

  • Ways to help prevent improper medication use and adverse drug reactions

  • Ways to help prevent the development of drug-resistant strains of bacteria

  • Proper medication use after a patient leaves a health-system

  • By preventing possible adverse interactions by reviewing patients' medication therapy for each new medication prescribed

  • By discussing the most effective therapies with doctors and nurses

  • By monitoring medication dosage and administration, and making any necessary adjustments

  • Provide assistance and advice about patches, gum and other smoking-cessation aids

  • Recommend aspirin dosages to prevent heart attacks and strokes

  • Inform you about medications that go from prescription to over-the-counter status, like nicotine patches and Claritin

  • Discuss effective ways to treat high cholesterol

  • Medications to treat common conditions such as diabetes and asthma

  • Offering guidelines about taking medications with alcohol

  • The proper immunizations for adults and children

  • Special considerations when giving children medication