Professional Services at Acheson Pharmacy
Meds Check Consultations
Do you have trouble remembering what your medications are for or how to take them properly? We offer one-on-one consultations with our Pharmacists to review all of your medications in order to help you better understand them and get the most benefit from them.
To be eligible for a Meds Check we only require that you take 3 chronic prescription medications. This service is very helpful for anyone on multiple medications but it may be most beneficial for people who:
·Have been discharged from the hospital ·Have had significant changes to medications ·Have trouble managing medications or health conditions ·Use high alert medications (warfarin, digoxin, narcotics)
This service is paid for by the government and is available on an annual basis.
Please speak to one of our pharmacy team members today to book your Meds Check consultation.
Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE)
Our Pharmacists are Certified Diabetes Educators. They are specialized and certified to teach people with diabetes and their families how to manage their condition in order to help them gain control of their disease. If you or a family member has diabetes and you would like to learn more please make an appointment with one of our CDE’s today!
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Did you know that 9 out of 10 Canadians will develop high blood pressure in their lifetime? High blood pressure also called hypertension can cause strokes, heart attacks, heart or kidney failure. High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms which is why it is often called the “silent killer”. Detecting it early is very important to get the treatment necessary to reduce your risks. We provide FREE blood pressure monitoring so come in today to check yours! We can provide you with a wallet card to record your results so you can keep track of your readings. We also sell a variety of Home Blood Pressure Monitors.
What should blood pressure be?
Most people less than 150/90 mmgHg
People with diabetes or kidney disease less than 130/80 mmgHg
Medication Wallet Cards
We know it’s not always easy to remember what medications you are taking and this can be even more difficult if you become ill and need medical attention. Our medication wallet cards provide an up-to-date list of your medications in a convenient wallet sized card that you should carry with you at all times. This allows you to share information with your caregivers or other healthcare professionals to ensure accurate and safe medication use. Take it with you to your next doctor’s appointment to ensure all of your medications are accounted for when you get your medications renewed. Ask for your medication wallet card today and be sure to get it updated if your medications change.
Keeping track of multiple medications can be overwhelming and time consuming. Leave the work to us by getting your medications weekly in an easy to use compliance pack. For a small monthly fee, this service allows you to take your medications properly and get the most benefit from them. Weekly delivery of your compliance pack is available free of charge. Going on vacation? We can make up compliance packs for you to take on your trip to keep things simple. Please speak to one of our pharmacy team members today if you are interested.
Health Condition Resources
Being diagnosed with a health condition can leave you and your family feeling overwhelmed and scared. It is very important to learn as much as possible in order to manage your condition properly. Our pharmacies have a variety of resources available to provide education on various health conditions. Feel free to ask us how you can become more informed today!
Are you interested in Biodentical Hormone Replacement Therapy? Do you have sensitivity to a colouring agent or filler in commercially prepared medication? Does your pet require a strength of medication that is not readily available?
Our specialty compounding service allows us to tailor-make pharmaceutical products just for you including; flavourings, commercially unavailable strengths, discontinued medications or alternate routes of administration. Please speak to one of our pharmacists today!