What is the Medicine Shoppe all about?

The Medicine Shoppe is a locally owned and operated, health centered pharmacy. Because of the local ownership and intimate setting, you will be greeted by the same caring, welcoming pharmacist every time you visit. I will know you by name and am a valuable resource to help guide you in many aspects of your health far beyond simply dispensing prescriptions. I can provide guidance as you navigate different aspects of the health care system and provide motivation to help you improve your health.
What does a personal pharmacist mean for you?
A personal pharmacist has a different meaning and a different benefit for everyone! For some it may mean a pharmacist that will personally deliver your medications to you and discuss how to take them and what to expect. To others, it means a pharmacist who will assess your personal prescription coverage and ensure that you are getting the most coverage possible through provincial and private plans. Others may appreciate that their pharmacist knows them by name when they call or stop by and seems to know what they need before they even ask. A personal pharmacist is someone that knows their patients and treats them as though they were treating their own child, mother or grandparent.
Who is your personal pharmacist?
I am Tricia Klassen and I have been a pharmacist in Yorkton for 4.5 years. I grew up in Esterhazy, went to university in Saskatoon and started my career as a pharmacist in Brandon, MB where I worked for 10 years. Saskatchewan called my family (husband Brad, Marie (11) and Vaughn (9)) and I to Yorkton to be closer to family and back in the Land of the Living Skies! We love this province and look forward to serving our community for many years to come!
What are people finding when they give The Medicine Shoppe a try?
• For many new patients, I have found that they were not utilizing all the coverages available to them.
• After encouraging patients to apply for programs such as special support through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, I was able to save over $100 per month in prescription costs for multiple families.
• Knowing the ins and outs of private plans, I have been able to modify the billing of a family’s prescriptions to save them nearly $200 per month.
• Seeing sporadic refills on a transfer file I suggested blister packs to help simplify medications for a new patient. He now takes his medications consistently, picks up his blister packs like clock work and will likely see improvements in his blood work as we go forward.
• All patients that are 65 years old or older and taking 5 or more medications are encouraged to schedule a medication assessment. Through this patient focussed, one-on-one conversation, clinical issues have been uncovered and recommendations have been made to prescribers to ensure optimal prescription therapy for my patients.
Stop by for a coffee to see what The Medicine Shoppe is all about!

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