How Your Local Pharmacist can Help Manage your Health

Pharmacists are important health care providers, so be sure to talk to our expert pharmacists at Point Walter Pharmacy about all your medications.

Visiting your local pharmacy can sometimes feel like a chore. You just want to grab your medication quickly and go home, or you may be tempted to drop into a different pharmacy out of convenience. However, your local pharmacist is there to do so much more than just hand out prescriptions. We can be an essential resource for managing your health and helping you achieve your wellness goals.

In this article, we’ll discuss several key ways in which your local pharmacist can assist you with your health needs. From medication management to health education, there are many reasons to engage with your local pharmacist and make the most of their expertise. Along with your GP, the team at Point Walter Pharmacy are an important part of your overall strategy to healthcare management for you and your family.

Here are just some of the benefits your local pharmacist provides:

Medication Management

Pharmacists are experts in medication. They can work with you to ensure that you understand how to take your medication, what potential side effects to watch out for, and how to manage any drug interactions. They can also help with medication reconciliation, which means reviewing the medications you are currently taking to ensure that they are safe and effective. Pharmacists are also available to help you create a medication schedule that fits into your daily routine. Pharmacists are also aware of the potentially dangerous side effects of mixing different medications. When you fulfill your prescriptions consistently through one pharmacist, you can be assured that we are keeping an eye on you. You can ask about economic alternatives available and also if compounded medications might be useful in certain situations.

Health Education

How Your Local Pharmacist can Help Manage your Health - Point Walter Pharmacy

Pharmacists aren’t just there to hand out medication – they are also great sources of health information. They can provide education on a variety of topics, from disease management to nutrition. Pharmacists can offer advice on how to make healthy lifestyle choices, including tips for exercise and stress management. They can also help with medication self-administration education, which ensures that you understand how to take your medication correctly.

Medication Adherence

One of the biggest challenges of managing a health condition is sticking to a medication regimen. Pharmacists can offer support and guidance to help keep you on track. They can offer reminders, help you to understand the importance of adherence, and work with you to find solutions if you are having trouble following your medication schedule.

Disease Management

If you are managing a chronic health condition, your pharmacist can be an essential part of your care team. They can provide disease-specific education, help you to manage symptoms, and offer recommendations for additional resources such as support groups. Pharmacists can also help monitor your condition, track your progress, and communicate with your other healthcare providers.

Accessibility to Care

In some cases, visiting a doctor may not be necessary, and your local pharmacist can offer advice and help manage minor health concerns. You have a question about a medication, experiencing mild side effects, or trying to manage a common health issue such as cold or allergies, your local pharmacist can be a great resource for managing your care. Pharmacists are also accessible for emergency situations if a doctor cannot be immediately reached.

Questions you can ask your Pharmacist

  • What is the medication for?
  • How many tablets do I take at a time?
  • How many times per day should I take my medication?
  • What is the expected duration of my treatment?
  • Should I take my medication with food or empty stomach?
  • What happens if I miss a dose?
  • Are there any special technique required for usage? e.g. inhaler, cream
  • How should I safely store my medication?


One of the key benefits of working with a pharmacist is their accessibility and level of expertise. They can offer medication management, health education, medication adherence support, disease management, and accessible care for minor health issues. By engaging with your local pharmacist, you have access to a valuable health resource that helps you stay on track and move towards better health outcomes. Be sure to take advantage of all that pharmacists have to offer and make the most of your pharmacy visits. The team at Point Walter Pharmacy are here to support you in your health journey – please contact us or drop by for a chat.