Most people think of a pharmacist as the individual behind the counter who fills prescriptions. However, some pharmacists have completed advanced training in order to provide direct care to patients. This concept of a pharmacist within a clinic is new to many, but a clinical pharmacist is an important part of the health care team.
Clinical Pharmacy Services at Lucas County Health Center
Your provider will always be the one to diagnose your condition, but if you have certain chronic conditions, you may also benefit from clinical pharmacy services.
Dr. Phillip Masters, LCHC’s Clinical Pharmacist, can help our patients manage many conditions, such as:
- Blood pressure issues
- Cholesterol issues
- Heart disease
- Over-the-counter medication use
- Vitamins and supplements
- …and more.
He has the training and credentials required to:
- Discuss your medications to make sure they are working for you
- Educate you about your long-term health conditions
- Review your medications to ensure they are working together
- Review your medication costs
- Review your medication side effects
- Help you make positive changes to your life to get better and stay well
- Work with your healthcare provider to manage any drug interactions
At every visit– whether in person or virtual – Phil will enter key information from your appointment into your electronic medical record. This ensures that you and your provider will always have access to up-to-date information about your care.
Interested in learning more about Lucas County Health Center’s Clinical Pharmacy Services?
Call LCHC Medical Clinic at (641) 774-8103, ask your provider to make a referral, or click here.