What Do Pediatric and Geriatric Patients Have In Common?

In Primary Care By Dr. Charles Shively / February 26, 2015

PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Millennial mothers and elder caregivers know. When there is a need to provide odd-tasting medications to their children or age-challenged dependents, they go to their independent pharmacy ... and often use social media to send the success stories of how the adjusted taste improved adherence ...and re-tweet or re-pin their delight. Are you surprised that techno-elders who need comfortable tasting meds also have joined the social media? Who is the winner in these scenarios? Of course, it's the child, the mother, the elder and the independent pharmacy which provided the flavored medication. Read more

INTERPROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION: The 2015 Healthcare Advocate Tour

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / January 5, 2015

Do You Verb? I love to verb. The act of "verbing" is expressive, experiencing...and effective. Today, how best do we communicate? Read more

See Food Differently with Almased

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

Using health-tasker Almased®, an all-natural powder blend for dieting and diabetes control, would appear to cause health-conscious users to view food differently. Perhaps an unexpected event…but true. Read more

Pharmacies, Interoperability, Star-Ratings and Automated Pharmacy Dispensing

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

Interoperability and Patient Portals WOW… pharmacy is advancing healthcare and has changed the healthcare ecosystem in the last two (2) years. Surprised? Read more

How Is It Pharmacy Automation Drives Budget Savings and Sustainability? Hospitals

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

All Pharmacies Face Budget Cuts Let’s not muck about !!! (Australian/British expression for hesitation and procrastination) It’s time to use pharmacy automation “across the board” to drive budget savings and improve sustainability. Read more

Believe It, Almased® Affects Permanent Weight Loss for People with Diabetes!

In Primary Care By Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

Believe what you read? The back of an Almased® sample packet has a number of statements that caused me…a pharmacist…to further investigate the product. Only after a thorough investigation (easy these days with the internet availability of credible studies), guess what? They are all true Read more

Another Eight Hours Please

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

Do you dream? In Color? Consider this: “Last night, when I awoke from a dream, I was at my bank looking at the green ATM machine color screen. I received the message: We can’t complete your request.” What had I wanted to receive? Another eight hours please! Read more

Personal Perspectives: The Value of Almased® in Brain Fatigue

In Primary Care By Dr. Charles Shively / November 10, 2014

Tired Brain? Brain Fatigue? Slow Brain? Brain Fog? Brain Sluggish? Brain fatigue. Tired brain. Fuzzy brain. Slow brain. Brain fog. Adrenal fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Exercise challenge? Writers challenge? Not knowing what James Brown, the R/B singer really meant when he sang "I feel good, knew that I would", that concept for many individuals applies to a personal perspective about the value of Almased® use. Read more

How Is It Pharmacy Automation Drives Budget Savings and Sustainability? Community Pharmacies

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / November 10, 2014

All Pharmacies Face Budget Cuts As offered in Part 1 of this series on pharmacy automation and its impact on budget savings and promoting sustainability in the hospital sector, budget management in the community pharmacy sector diverges from the efforts for hospitals. The major difference? Read more