Pharmacists are expanding roles to assist in educating patients

Do you know how many prescriptions the average adult fills every year?  They fill a dozen.  By the time each adult reaches the age of 65, the amount of prescriptions he or she fills increases to 30 annually.  So what does this have to health care today?  Many times, people see their local pharmacists more often than their own physician.  This creates a good rapport between the pharmacist and the patient.  They have been “expanding their role from drug dispenser to drug educator and chronic disease coach.  To read more how this is filling a void of shortages of primary care physicians, check out this article.  Pharmacists Expand Role To Help Educate And Coach Patients

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