Medication / Health Care Plan & Medication Reviews
Our patients benefit from our Medication Care Plan in many ways. We help each patient to define and reach individual health care goals, monitor ongoing conditions, reduce medication when possible, work to eliminate side effects, and look for ways to reduce health care costs.
Our Medication & Health Care Plans are an overall plan created during a Medication Review with our patients in a one-on-one appointment.
Private consultation rooms are available at the patient’s discretion. We can continue to meet by appointment to see how our patients are doing and how we can best support them to reach their goals and maintain their health.
Here’s why it’s great to come in and talk to us!
First, we sit down one-on-one with each and every person to get a thorough and complete idea of their health issues and concerns, all currently prescribed medications they are and are not taking, their vitamins and supplements, as well as lifestyle and health goals they would like to achieve.
Secondly, we analyze all of their medications for the following:
- Is the drug indicated; what is the specific reason for it?
- Is it the drug effective for the medical need?
- Is it safe; no harm, side effects, interactions or possible allergic reactions?
- Can the patient manage it ongoingly?
For example, the world’s best medication could be prescribed to be taken 6 times a days, but is the patient able to stick to that kind of schedule? We are here to help with any and all of your medication questions and concerns.
Over-the-Counter Medicines, Herbal Remedies and Supplements:
We can also help with over-the-counter medicines, herbal remedies and supplements, and how these fit into the Medication Care Plan. There are times when people take supplements that may not be needed. If our patient says the supplements make them feel great, that’s fine, but if someone is spending $300 on supplements every month and there is no specific indication of a need, we may recommend they spend that same amount on organic fruit and vegetables for a more natural approach to getting vitamins and minerals.
Howe Sound Pharmacy – Your Medication Experts
Get to know your Howe Sound Pharmacists. The better we know you, the more we can help you. This allows us to co-create a health care plan specifically for you and your needs.
Your Pharmacist is an integral member of your health-care team. We have the information needed to protect you from drug interactions, avoidable allergic reactions and to make sure you get the most benefit from your medication. We can also help you with over-the-counter products, herbal remedies and health challenges, such as losing weight and smoking cessation.
Our Pharmacists strive to offer the best care possible to all of our patients and they are Medicine Experts. For this reason, it is vital that you have a good relationship with your Pharmacist.
Our Pharmacists can only determine what is best for you and what is safe, if they know your history, lifestyle, and current health condition.
As always, we are happy to answer all of your questions. Our commitment is to your health and well-being.
We are here to provide you with expert medicine information.
Howe Sound Pharmacy Ltd. has been serving the Sunshine Coast since 1979.
Sound advice for your health, vitality and wellness!
Howe Sound Pharmacy Ltd.
(604) 886-3365 or 1(888) 886-3365
208 – 1100 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Gibsons
– in the Gibsons Park Plaza near the Gibsons Medical Clinic –
Sunshine Coast, BC