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See What a Pharmacist Can Do for You

Pharmacists are important members of your health care team. But do you know how much a pharmacist can really do for you?

In addition to safely providing medicine, pharmacists offer lots of different services as part of their commitment to helping patients live healthier lives.

Plus, pharmacists are easy to reach: 90% of Americans live within two miles of a community pharmacy.

Learn more below about how pharmacists can help you every day. Then, visit your local pharmacy to talk to your pharmacist. A short conversation can make a big difference!

How Pharmacists Can Help

USING YOUR MEDICATIONS SAFELY

Pharmacists help you maximize the benefit and minimize the risk of your medications.

Vaccinations

Your pharmacist can administer vaccinations for the flu, shingles, various travel vaccines, and more.

MANAGING DIABETES

Ask your pharmacist for help getting your blood glucose under control.

ASTHMA AND COPD

Pharmacists can help you manage your asthma and COPD and use your inhalers correctly.

FINDING THE RIGHT OTC MEDICATION

Pharmacists can help you select the correct product and inform you of potential interactions.


CHOOSING SUPPLEMENTS

Before you choose and use a dietary supplement, talk with your pharmacist about appropriate use.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Pharmacists can help you prevent and manage high blood pressure.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Learn how to manage your pain safely with the help of your pharmacist.

SMOKING CESSATION

Find support and resources for quitting by talking to your pharmacist.

YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM

As a member of your health care team, your pharmacist can help you optimize your medication plan so you can feel safe and confident.


Patient Guides

Get more information on specific issues with APhA Patient Guides

Meet with a Pharmacist

Use this tool to schedule time to talk one-on-one with a local pharmacist and make sure you’re using medicines safely.