ISPP 2015

Career Opportunities in Pharmacy


A big part of geriatrics is preventive
medicine. Something I do with all of my patients is comprehensive physical and
cognitive testing. This way I’m able to pick up if a patient is starting to
develop some memory issues or if a patient is at risk for falls, etc. I sit
down with all of my patients and go through every single medication that
they’re taking. Sometimes patients are taking 20 different medications. They
don’t know what they’re taking, they don’t know why they’re taking them. I
work very closely with physical therapy for mobility issues and also for
incontinence. It’s about being proactive. I don’t want
to wait for a bad fall or a broken bone.

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