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Arthritis At Home Episode 56 – The pharmacist’s role in your arthritis healthcare with Parkash Ragsdale

This week’s #ArthritisAtHome features Parkash Ragsdale, a licensed pharmacist in British Columbia. 

On this episode of Arthritis At Home, Cheryl Koehn has a conversation with Parkash Ragsdale, a licensed pharmacist with over 25 years combined experience in academic, non-profit, corporate, regulatory and primary care environments. Cheryl and Parkash walk us through the pharmacist’s role in a patient’s care and share tips on effective communication with your pharmacist. Topics covered include: 

  • Medication monitoring, safety and adherence 
  • Effective communication between patient and pharmacist 
  • Ways that your pharmacist can help you in your arthritis disease journey 

Parkash Ragsdale is also a Lecturer & Coordinator of Practice Innovation Primary Care in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. 

Check out these helpful resources: 

The College of Pharmacists of British Columbia’s “Find a Pharmacy Tool” – https://www.bcpharmacists.org/search-pharmacy

The pharmacist: An important healthcare team member – https://jointhealth.org/programs-jhmonthly-view.cfm?id=135&locale=en-CA  

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