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Lake Regional Celebrates American Pharmacists Month

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lake Regional Health System celebrates American Pharmacists Month in October to honor the valuable contributions of its pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The celebration’s theme is “Easy to Reach, Ready to Help.”

“Simple conversations with a pharmacist can help patients make better decisions about their care,” said Stacie Ling, manager of Lake Regional’s retail pharmacies. “Pharmacists also help connect patients with resources that make it easier to stick with their treatment plans.”

In addition to preparing and dispensing medicines, pharmacists work to improve medication use. They review medication lists to look for potentially dangerous drug interactions, and they look for duplications and for cheaper alternatives. Pharmacists also are responsible for patient education.

“Lake Regional pharmacists take the time to get to know their patients and to help them overcome any challenges they face in taking their prescriptions,” Ling said.

Lake Regional employees 21 pharmacists and 24 pharmacy techs in its inpatient and retail pharmacies.

Lake Regional Pharmacy has five retail locations throughout the lake area: Camdenton, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Laurie and Osage Beach. Each location offers free prescription delivery to surrounding areas; online refills; Sync Your Refills; and phone and text reminders. In addition, all Lake Regional pharmacists are certified to administer vaccinations. Learn more at lakeregional.com/pharmacy.

Free Help with Medicare

Lake Regional Pharmacy is providing free help with choosing the right Medicare Part D plan. Appointments are available at all five retail pharmacy locations. Visit lakeregional.com/partd for more information.