Role of a Pharmacist

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Role of a Pharmacist 

What do pharmacists do? Pharmacists are essential healthcare professionals, who enhance patient care and promote wellness. While responsibilities vary among the different areas of pharmacy practice, the bottom line is that pharmacists help patients get well. Pharmacists also:

  • Play an important role in helping people get the best results from their medications.
  • Help outcomes improve and costs decline when involved in patient care.
  • Are accessible, and are someone people can talk to face-to-face without an appointment.
  • Communicate effectively to evaluate factors that may affect a patient’s ability to take a medication.
  • Are the medication specialists on the healthcare team.
  • Work in a wide range of healthcare settings and have flexible hours.
  • Are trained in colleges of pharmacy which are centers of academic excellence, scientific research and innovation.
  • Help people live healthier, better lives.

A pharmacist's professional commitment is to provide pharmaceutical care to their patients. The principal goal of pharmaceutical care is to achieve positive outcomes from the use of medication which improves patients' quality of life with minimum risk. In providing pharmaceutical care, pharmacists strive to:

  • Cure disease;
  • Eliminate or reduce symptoms;
  • Arrest or slow a disease process;
  • Prevent disease;
  • Diagnose disease; and
  • Alter physiological processes for desirable result in the patient's health.

Pharmacy is a diverse and rewarding career, with opportunities for patient care,
scientific research and innovation. 

Pharmacists change lives. View their inspiring journeys.

Last updated on: 11/29/2016 3:18 PM 

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