October 6, 2016

Making the Most of Your Pharmacy Consult: What Should You Be Asking?

Too often, we overlook the significance of a consultation with our pharmacist. Perhaps we’re too busy or simply do not know what to ask. Tim Gentilcore, PharmD, Director-Retail Pharmacy at Mission Health, explains how you can make the most of your visit with this crucial healthcare partner. “Community pharmacists are trained to assist patients who […]

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July 14, 2016

WLOS Health Alert: McDowell Hospital Pharmacist Dan Garrett Recognized for Innovative “Asheville Project”

WLOS — ASHEVILLE — One pharmacist believes it takes the entire medical community to promote better health and druggists are no exception. With the help of pharmacist Dan Garrett, longtime healthcare provider Donna Borowski took another approach to battle diabetes. “I was diagnosed at 50 with diabetes, having had a strong family history,” Borowski said. […]

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March 11, 2015


The two main reasons that your medicine label says "take with food" are: 1) to aid in drug absorption and effectiveness, and 2) to reduce and/or alleviate any gastrointestinal discomfort that a specific drug may cause. Pharmacists get questions about this all the time. 

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