What Do Pediatric and Geriatric Patients Have In Common?

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / February 26, 2015

PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Millennial mothers and elder caregivers know. When there is a need to provide odd-tasting medications to their children or age-challenged dependents, they go to their independent pharmacy ... and often use social media to send the success stories of how the adjusted taste improved adherence ...and re-tweet or re-pin their delight. Are you surprised that techno-elders who need comfortable tasting meds also have joined the social media? Who is the winner in these scenarios? Of course, it's the child, the mother, the elder and the independent pharmacy which provided the flavored medication. Read more

Personal Perspectives: The Value of Almased® in Brain Fatigue

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 10, 2014

Tired Brain? Brain Fatigue? Slow Brain? Brain Fog? Brain Sluggish? Brain fatigue. Tired brain. Fuzzy brain. Slow brain. Brain fog. Adrenal fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Exercise challenge? Writers challenge? Not knowing what James Brown, the R/B singer really meant when he sang "I feel good, knew that I would", that concept for many individuals applies to a personal perspective about the value of Almased® use. Read more

Pharmacists, Adherence and Almased: A Winning Triad Combination

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 8, 2014

The Adherence Action Agenda and Diabetes For years, pharmacists have acknowledged the guideline triad regarding prescription dispensing: Is there a known relationship between the patient, physician and pharmacist? Today, pharmacists have been challenged to support and advance a national agenda-The Adherence Action Agenda (A3)- following a report by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) in October of 2013. Read more

Primary Care and Pharmacy: Sooner or Later?

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Primary Care IS Pharmacy! Who here senses…as I do…that pharmacy owners can effort ROI success by establishing primary care centers within their existing operations?  Are we “on the same page”? Read more

Believe It, Almased® Affects Permanent Weight Loss for People with Diabetes!

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

Believe what you read? The back of an Almased® sample packet has a number of statements that caused me…a pharmacist…to further investigate the product. Only after a thorough investigation (easy these days with the internet availability of credible studies), guess what? They are all true Read more

Which Pharmacies Are Now ePharmacies?

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 5, 2014

Independents? Chains? Outpatient Hospital Pharmacies? Which of these pharmacy organizations offer their customer/patients open access to their pharmacy medication profile? Which pharmacies have further expanded this client contact by offering mobile apps…eMobile? What’s the old expression? SNOOZE, you lose? Read more