The professional pharmacist

May 14, 2014By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

By Dave Wendland Recent legislation enacted in California and the current movement within Washington, DC is moving the pharmacist closer and closer to becoming appropriately recognized as a “healthcare professional.” “But wait, Dave, everyone knows they are healthcare professionals. They are the most accessible, trusted, and well-educated among others that operate in the healthcare continuum.” … Read More

A new tool for your business

April 10, 2014By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

Posted by Megan Moyer I’m excited to direct your attention to a new e-book from Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. that we authored, that offers ideas and actions you can take to boost your business. The e-book is titled “Community Pharmacy: Foundation for the Future,” and it is a 30-page guide to improving your marketing strategies and some of … Read More

You conduit, you.

December 30, 2013By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

Posted by Dave Wendland Although difficult to predict given the rollout issues and ongoing debate around the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are emerging opportunities afforded community pharmacy. In this post I will share four areas worth examination: 1) accessibility; 2) education; 3) coaching; and 4) medication compliance. First and foremost, there is the benefit of … Read More

Interview with health coach and pharmacist Stacy Bennett — part one

November 13, 2013By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

by Jen Johnston Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Stacy Bennett, RPh, CHHC of Health Coach Pharmacist to talk through how she is incorporating health coaching into her pharmacy practice. I hope this post will give you some ideas of how you can incorporate health coaching into your pharmacy practice, either by becoming a certified … Read More

I heart pharmacists!

November 4, 2013By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

by Jenny Kosek As a course of business, for the past thirty years HRG has conducted research with the independent pharmacies we serve with our merchandising and pricing services. I was lucky enough to participate in these calls, and after speaking with some half-dozen pharmacists who also serve as front-end managers, I would like to say: … Read More