4 Things Your Pharmacist Wished You Knew

Posted on: November 24th, 2017 by WilliamBros Blogger

At Williams Bros. Healthcare Pharmacy, we’re dedicated to helping each of our customers get the most out of their visit. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of four things our pharmacists want you to know before you walk in the door:

  1. We’re also doctors.


We’re required to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (also known as a PharmD) in order to receive a license to practice as a pharmacist. You can think of us as doctors who specialize in how different medications interact in the body. Sometimes, your family doctor (or GP) will prescribe something that shouldn’t be taken with another drug. Because we studied medication so closely, we’ll often be able to catch this before your regular doctor does.


  1. We can save you time and money.


If you have conditions such as a sore throat, cold, flu or hay fever, we can often recommend over-the-counter medication that can save you a visit to your GP. However, for symptoms that are severe or last too long, we recommend you go to your doctor.


  1. By the same token, we don’t diagnose diseases


While we can recommend over-the-counter medication for certain symptoms, we can’t diagnose what’s wrong. Although we are doctors, our area of expertise is how chemicals interact in your body. If you want to get to the bottom of what ails you, your GP is your best bet!


  1. There are different laws with different drugs.


Certain medications are considered “controlled substances” under federal law. So, even though you may have several prescriptions left, you may have to wait a full month before you order the next round of pills. If making that next visit to our pharmacy isn’t possible, we offer a delivery service that can bring your drugs right to your door.

If you have any other questions about how your friendly neighborhood Williams Bros. Pharmacy can make your life easier, check out our list of retail pharmacy services. We can provide everything from custom compliance packaging to refill plans to text alerts.


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