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Pharmacy Overview

Professional Services Offered by Your Pharmasave Pharmacist

Have you ever wondered what your pharmacist is doing behind the counter while you wait for your prescription to be filled? For each prescription, your pharmacist performs a number of activities to ensure that the medication you have been prescribed is actually appropriate for you.

Once your prescription is received, the pharmacist carefully performs the following checks:

  • drug, dosage, quantity, and directions for use are all correct
  • prescription doesn’t duplicate any of your current therapies
  • serious drug interactions won’t occur between your new prescription and existing medications or medical conditions
  • medication is one that you won’t be allergic to

If information is missing from your prescription, or there are any other issues with it, your pharmacist may discuss these with you, or choose to contact your physician, or both. Once your medication is packaged and almost ready to go, your pharmacist performs one final check.

By comparing your prescription label with your doctor’s original prescription and by checking the contents of the prescription vial or container, your pharmacist will ensure that you receive the right medication.

When you pick up your prescription, in order to help you get the most from your medication, your Pharmasave Pharmacist will provide counselling on the following:

  • what your medication has been prescribed for
  • how and when you should take it
  • how long you should take it for
  • how you will know if your medication is working and what to do if your medication is not working
  • possible side effects and what you should do if you experience any
  • how you should store your medication
  • additional information about your medical condition

In addition to assessing, preparing, and counselling on your prescription medications, your Pharmasave Pharmacist can also:

  • arrange follow up sessions with you to ensure that your medications are working
  • train you on how to use medical devices such as glucose meters
  • help you choose appropriate over-the-counter (OTC) medications and products including vitamins and herbs
  • provide you with advice and information on common ailments and various health topics

If you have any questions regarding your health, your pharmacist is often the first, and most accessible, health care professional you can visit in your community. Not only are pharmacists medication experts, but they are also knowledgeable in the areas of disease prevention, nutrition, fitness, and general health and wellness. They can work with you to help you achieve your unique longterm health and lifestyle goals.


Specialty Services Provided by Your Pharmasave Summerland Pharmacist

In today’s busy world, it can sometimes be a challenge to stay on top of your medications and health. Your pharmacist can support you by providing you with specialty services and tools to make taking and managing your medications easier. Just ask your Pharmasave Summerland Pharmacist about any of these great services:

Pharmasave Medication Manager ®

A simple and convenient way to organize your medications at home, our unique blister packaging makes it easy for you to take your prescriptions, vitamins, and supplements each day.  Click here for more info.


Your physician may prescribe personalized medications for you that don’t come right off the shelves. Your pharmacist can create these custom medications for you to meet your unique needs.  Learn more on how Compounding can help you or your animals here.

Natural, Integrative Health

Health professionals at Pharmasave Summerland can help to integrate herbal and homeopathic medicine into orthodox medicine, instead of replacing orthodox medicine with “alternatives”.  We have a Certified Natural Products Advisor on staff!  Click here for more info.

Hormone Balancing (Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy)

Many people believe that “natural hormones” refer to products which are obtained from plants (such as wild yams/soybeans) or animals (for example, horses). Yet this is not the case. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the use of hormones identical in all aspects and absolutely indistinguishable to the hormones found in your body at appropriate physiological proportions.  Come see our hormone expert Felicity Stahl for more information.

Travel Health

Planning a trip?  Talk to our Travel Health Pharmacists ASAP to ensure safe and healthy travels.
Did you know: Even a short trip to a popular spot (eg. Mexico) warrants all routine vaccines to be up-to-date and also some non-routine vaccines for safe travels.
Click here for more on travel health.

Phone & Online Prescription Refills

Refills, and Refill Reminders – To save you time, you can order your refill prescriptions in advance by phone. We also offer online prescription refills through the eCare@Pharmasave App. Download the app on your mobile device today!

Personalized Up-to-date Medication Profile

Your pharmacist can provide you with an up-to-date medication profile with each prescription, so you always have the most complete record of your medications on-hand.


Educational Pharmacy Services

Learning about your medications and conditions is one of the most important ways you can help to achieve your heath and wellness goals. To support you in your search for knowledge, Pharmasave Pharmacists offer the following specialty services, all of which are designed to keep you well informed.

Medication Reviews

This private consultation with your Pharmasave Pharmacist focuses on helping you better understand your medications, how they work, and how to get the best results from using them, to maintain or enhance your quality of life.

Live Well Consultations® (Let’s Talk About You)

More than just talking about your medications, Live Well Consultations allow you to meet one-on-one with your Pharmasave Pharmacist for a private consultation on a variety of health topics. During a Live Well Consultation, you have an opportunity to ask your pharmacist anything about your medical conditions or other health concerns, and work with your pharmacist to build a care plan that leads to better overall health.  Learn more about our consulting services here.

As you can see, from the moment you come in to fill that prescription, your pharmacist is looking out for your well being. Your Pharmasave Summerland Pharmacist is available to provide services that go beyond dispensing the prescription. Your pharmacist is well prepared and committed to working with you to reach your health goals, so come by to talk to one of our pharmacists and find out what they can do for you!