American Pharmacists Month


Sunbury News Staff



Do you know your local Kroger Pharmacist?

Westerville, OH (September 29, 2017) — Getting to know your pharmacist is as simple as stopping by the pharmacy to say “Hello!” Every October Kroger recognizes its pharmacists for the role they play in improving patient-centered healthcare. Kroger pharmacists are one of the most trusted and accessible healthcare professionals.

Everyone knows that their pharmacist provides them their medications. However, did you know your local pharmacist does so much more? Pharmacists at Kroger provide vaccines, medication reviews, coaching for tobacco cessation, and can answer many common questions you may have about your health.

With healthcare costs on the rise, it’s important that people know that many services pharmacists provide at Kroger are covered by insurance and often no appointment is needed. Every year, Kroger pharmacists in Columbus and Toledo give more than 100,000 vaccines including the flu, shingles, and pneumonia vaccines. Pharmacists can also provide recommendations to your doctor for less expensive but just as effective medications.

Columbus Division Pharmacy Merchandiser, Steve Burson, thanks Kroger pharmacists “for the value-based care they offer patients on a daily basis. Kroger pharmacists not only know your medicine, they know you. They help make recommendations to keep you and your family healthy.”

According to the American Pharmacist Association, it is more important than ever to “Know your pharmacist, know your medicine.” There are over 400 Kroger pharmacists in the Columbus, Toledo, and surrounding areas to provide support for healthy living in your community. Stop by to see what your pharmacist can do for you!

For more information about American Pharmacists Month, visit:

https://www.pharmacist.com/october-american-pharmacists-month

https://pharmacistscare.org/access-to-care/the-value-of-pharmacy/

https://pharmacistscare.org/access-to-care/scope-of-services/

About Kroger

At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human SpiritTM. We are 450,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers daily in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for our support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

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