Understanding Anxiety With Help From Colonial Village Pharmacy
September 07, 2018
As an entrepreneur and a pharmacist at Colonial Village Pharmacy, I have the luxury of practicing pharmacy differently.
One of the ways I do this is by having a meeting with a patient to review his or her medications, worries and unwanted effects. This really allows me to understand, how they want to improve their well-being and their quality of life, and where business opportunities exist within our healthcare model.
For example, a patient was really scared because one of her friends was restricted to moving around with a wheelchair because the numbness and tingling in their feet were so bad, that they could fall over and really hurt themselves. Now the worry was that if she was to talk to their own doctor about this that they also would be restricted to a wheelchair or walker. So anyone in this situation can just feel the anxiety.
We were able to prevent this from happening because some medications use up the body's storage of vitamin B12 and folic acid which leads to numbness and tingling in feet, and also a lack of energy, and other unwanted effects. So with a meeting and a better vitamin we were able to improve well-being and quality of life while eliminating this cause of anxiety.
So if you ever feel yourself in a situation like this or know someone who is having a tough time because of their health, maybe let them read this article or have them contact us. We can help.