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Our pharmacy team is here to support your overall health and wellness through providing fast and friendly prescriptions, advice and education, health programs, and working collaboratively with your health team!
Our expert pharmacy teams work diligently to provide excellent, comprehensive services to you, your family and our community.
Prescriptions are an incredibly important part of your physical, mental and overall health. Our Oak Pharmacists are here to not only prepare your medications accurately when you need them, but also to ensure your medication is appropriate and safe for you.
Pharmacists are the experts on your medication, and we use this knowledge to inform you on why, how and when to take your medication, possible side effects, assess for interactions, and discuss the impact and efficacy of the medication on your medical conditions.
Licensed and regulated by the Ontario College of Pharmacists, our pharmacists are highly trained and continue to receive regular education and training to remain current in our field.
Our Pharmacists will meet with you one-on-one to assess all of your prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, your medical conditions and can provide a care plan and recommendations to you and your doctor.
Medication reviews are incredibly beneficial to continue to ensure we have all the most current information related to your medication, medical conditions, vitamins and supplements, lab work, etc. The Pharmacist will answer any questions you may have, provide advice or recommendations, and can work with your doctor or nurse practitioner as required.
Taking medications every single day can be hard - no matter if you take one or many medications. Statistics show that half of Canadians don’t take their medications as prescribed. Sometimes we all need a little help and reminding!
When medications are taken correctly, it means that your medication will work as it should to treat your medical conditions, your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professionals can better assess the effectiveness of the medication and make adjustments or changes with better information.
Our Pharmacists can provide annual influenza vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination and provide education, advice and recommendations for general vaccinations that will help to optimize your health and wellness. Pharmacists will synchronize or align your medication (and even your entire family’s medication) to be filled at the same time, on the same day - so you make one trip into the pharmacy for everything you need!
Vitamin and Supplement Consults
Pharmacists are knowledgeable in the right vitamins and supplements that you should be taking to help with optimizing your health. Whether you’re younger, older, pregnant, taking medications that deplete vitamins or just want to know what has evidence for improving your health, our Pharmacists will provide consultation to provide you with a plan.
Being discharged from hospital can be a challenging time, and your Pharmacist is here to help with making sure the process is smooth. Coordinating your medications from hospital to your home, any medication changes or health changes, and ensuring you have what you need when you’re discharged to be healthy and comfortable at home is our top priority.
Education and Advice
Pharmacists are experts in medication and medication management, and our Pharmacists are an excellent resource for information on medications, proper doses, disease management, signs and symptoms, adverse reactions and drug interactions.
Our Pharmacists will provide education to you on how to take medication, side effects, effectiveness and evidence, overall disease management, interactions, instruction on how to use special devices such as glucose monitors, inhalers or injectable medications and more!
Smoking is one of the number one causes of preventable diseases and death in Canada. Smoking increases your risk of hypertension, stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), damage to kidneys and eyes, asthma, lung cancer and other types of cancer.
Quitting smoking is one of the best ways to improve your health immediately and in the future! And even though many people know it’s good for their health, quitting smoking can be hard and challenging.
CLINICAL PHARMACY PROGRAMS
Optifast is a medically-monitored weight management program that provides full meal replacement, support and coaching, mindset work, exercise and lifestyle advice to help achieve long-lasting weight management. Our Pharmacists are an integral part of the Optifast program, and help with monitoring, advice and coaching.
When someone needs to take a blood thinning medication, it is important to monitor the INR to ensure the medication dosage is correct for the person’s medical condition. Our Pharmacists can do a finger-poke INR test in the pharmacy, and work with your doctor to ensure your medication is at the correct dosage.
Our pharmacists will work closely with patients who have diabetes to manage their condition, medications, blood glucose monitoring and help to improve outcomes and control of diabetes overall. Our Pharmacist will help people with diabetes gain a firm understanding of their condition, and help motivate to take initiative in improving their own health.
How old are your bones? Are you taking the right vitamins and supplements to support your bone health? Our Pharmacists can do a screening test to determine the age of your bones and make recommendations on optimizing your bone health.
Managing pain and pain medications is difficult and greatly benefits from having a Pharmacist involved. Working with your healthcare team, our Pharmacists can provide advice and education on making changes to your pain medication to ensure you are on medications that are working and not causing adverse effects.
Genetic testing can help to decode the information in your genes to provide valuable information on how your body will respond to medications, what you eat or drink, exercise, etc. This can mean a more tailored approach to your health and medication.
Our Pharmacists can provide consultation to ensure you are safe and prepared when travelling.
Assessing heart health can include blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking status, other medical conditions, etc. Our Pharmacists can help provide you with education, monitoring and testing that help to determine your heart health.
All your healthcare needs, under one roof.
Healthcare can be hard, we make it easy. At Oak, we strive to look at the big picture and take care of your health in all areas, not just one. This is where we know you by name, and you know us; where your health is our priority and we will go above and beyond; where you have an entire team working with you on your health and where your choice to support local means that our whole community thrives.