Spring is finally here! It’s time to say goodbye to the cold weather, get outside, and shake off our cabin fever. Unfortunately, it is also time to say hello to spring allergies. Your patients are craving some sunshine, and with your useful advice on fighting seasonal allergies, they can enjoy more of it.
We are entering a difficult time of the year. People are starting to get spring fever, they are sick of passing colds back and forth to family and friends, and to make matters worse, it is tax season! A pharmacy might not be the first resource people look to for combating stress. However, as one of the most accessible members of your patients’ healthcare team, you can have a positive impact on their health while they wait for the return of spring flowers.
They won’t be thinking about it until next fall or winter, but your patients and community are counting on your team to help them fight the flu this fall! In fact, your vaccination efforts help prevent millions of illnesses and flu-related doctors’ visits each year.
Being the month of love, February is a great time to highlight heart health at your pharmacy. Beyond doing everything we can to keep our patients adherent to their treatment plans, we can help explain lifestyle-related risks and how to minimize those risks.
Unlike our big-box, nationwide competitors, most independent pharmacies don’t have the financial resources to constantly advertise in order to stay top-of-mind with patients. Thankfully, we do have something the competition doesn’t—a team that is truly passionate about the health of our patients.
The new year is upon us! This means that many of your patients are considering health-related resolutions for 2020. Their renewed focus on health provides a great opportunity for your team to build relationships with your patients.
As we all prepare for a fun holiday season filled with gift giving, great meals, and parties with families and friends, we also need to prepare for a not-so-fun season: flu season.
Did you know that sleep disorders are more common in people with diabetes? Along with other unwanted effects from diabetes, your patients may have issues with sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome. As one of their most accessible members of their healthcare team, your monthly conversations provide a great opportunity to discuss this common issue.