“They all have their own schedule in the clinic so that patients can be referred and [pharmacists can] see patients independently and be able to assess their disease control as well as reviewing their medications,” says Choe.
Can pharmacists treat patients?
Patients do best when pharmacists are part of their healthcare teams because pharmacists are the medication specialists. Pharmacists improve medication adherence. They are culturally competent healthcare providers who communicate effectively to evaluate many factors that affect a patient’s ability to take a medication.
Can clinical pharmacist diagnose?
If you see a clinical pharmacist, you will still be able to see your GP if you need to. Clinical pharmacists may be able to prescribe your medicines in the same way as your doctor. Clinical pharmacists can work together with pharmacists in other parts of the healthcare system such as the hospital or community pharmacy.
What’s the difference between a pharmacist and a clinical pharmacist?
Clinical pharmacists participate in direct patient care in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, while hospital pharmacists focus on preparing prescriptions for patients.
What can a pharmacist advice on?
Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns. As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.