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The lone nut

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I have had the absolute honor of speaking to many pharmacists over the past couple of months.  No joke!  I think of it as an honor.  As a pharmacist myself I know the value of a 5 minute phone call with a “consultant”.  I guess that is why I was a little hesitant at the title “Clinical Community Pharmacist Consultant”.  Regardless of the title I get to connect with practicing pharmacists across our country…heck even outside the states (Hi Renee!)

Through my relationships I’ve become a stronger pharmacist as well!  Pushing people to think or ReThink about things is so exciting to me!  It makes me go further and further and hopefully not off the edge.  I love you family!  Looking for inspiration in every corner I usually turn to Ted videos to reenergize.  One of my favorites is from Derek Sivers.  Ted talks have to be under twenty minutes.  Twenty minutes is the maximum time for a human being to “pay attention to something and retain it”.  Ever wonder why we have to attend so many one hour CEs…me too!  Think about the person (me) up there talking to you guys for an hour about star ratings.  Sorry off track :)!  Anyway Derek was able to deliver the most relevant Ted talk to our current practice, at least my take on our practice, in under THREE minutes.  A must see! Read more

Three BIG ideas from small groups

It has been a while since I have had time to sit down and put my thoughts on paper…well pages…well type on my Mac.  You know what I mean!  Things have been busy and I could not be more proud of that!

Pharmacist Jamie is here to report to you some things I’ve been noticing.  At Creative Pharmacist we have developed what we call ReThink groups or small groups.  Our intent was to tackle the CP Basics::  Medication Adherence, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Immunizations.  Innovation in practice is our driving force but we understand the importance of quite honestly keeping the pharmacy doors open.  Anyway, first groups have already had their second call and some of the newer groups are just getting started.  Let me tell you what we found.

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Let’s tell our story

Joe Moose believes that we should make the effort to tell our story. Creative Pharmacist has made “story” an integral part of the services they offer. Why is creating a narrative for pharmacists important? We know what we’re doing, right? We shouldn’t have to explain ourselves, correct?

 

In the spirit of college football season, let me say… “not so fast, my friend.”  As we’ve said here before, pharmacists complain that we don’t have a seat at the table. Well, what does it take to get that seat? Or maybe more pointedly, what are we not doing that’s keeping us on the fringes. Read more

Real life value in real life pharmacy. #RealLifePharmD

I’ve been focusing a lot lately on a vision for the future of pharmacy and how we can elevate our status in the health care realm. I do believe that you can’t achieve direction without vision and you can’t reach goals without an underlying principled foundation. However, I also understand that high-minded ideals and a lot rah-rah talk aren’t enough to get the job done alone. Trying to stay true to my mantra of “real life pharmacy, real life pharmacist,” I’d to give a few examples I’ve encountered of “keeping it real.” Read more