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