Problems In Pharmacy

The pharmacy profession (especially retail) is facing a lot of challenges. Many that work in retail are feeling stressed, anxious, understaffed, over-worked, under-valued and burned out from enduring unfavorable working conditions. Those are not my words, two New York Times were written about the challenges in pharmacy (start with this article and then read this follow up article for more information on this problem in pharmacy).

What is my purpose in writing about the challenges in pharmacy?

I believe that with every challenge comes the potential for an opportunity. My purpose in writing about the challenges in pharmacy is to articulate my vision for the future of pharmacy. A future that is healthier for pharmacist and clients. Check out below for my latest writings about pharmacy.

  • How Am I Coping With Not Working As Pharmacist
    I burned my pharmacy bridges  I never saw myself working as a retail pharmacist. Even when I was in pharmacy school I knew that I didn’t want to work in retail pharmacy. I graduated pharmacy school in 2019 and with a doctor of pharmacy degree in hand I decided to not work in this profession.…
  • Why It’s Important to Approach Health And Wellness By Focusing On The Four Dimensions of Human Nature
    Do traditional pharmacies and pharmacists neglect to pay attention to the four dimensions of human nature when interacting with patients? What are the four dimensions of human nature? Stephen Covey, in his book describes that: Human nature is four dimensional: the body, the mind, the heart and the spirit. In the culture approach for the body,…
  • How Pharmacists Can Help Change The Eating Habits of Patients
    Can pharmacists play a role in changing the eating habits of their patients? Should they be doing that? And what resources can they rely on as a blueprint for how to make it happen? Do pharmacists have a role to play in changing the eating habits of their patients? Absolutley. The more useful question ought…
  • Why I Don’t Regret Leaving Pharmacy
    My reasons for leaving traditional pharmacy without regrets. Two Years and Four Months It’s been two years and four months since I graduated pharmacy school. It’s been that long since I decided to not work in pharmacy and to not pursue the path of climbing the pharmacy corporate latter. It’s been that long since I…
  • Pharmacists Need to Provide Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching
    Should Pharmacists Stick to Being ‘Drug Experts’  Should pharmacists stick to being only the ‘drug experts’? There are some people, including pharmacists who will answer yes to the above question. They believe that because pharmacists are the ‘medication experts’ they are only qualified to work within the boundaries of this profession. Pharmacist’s Role Expanded Because…