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Pharmacist Questions and Answers

Are you looking for a pharmacy in Richmond Hill, ON? Viva Health Centre is located conveniently at 9580 Yonge Street, Unit #6, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C-1VG. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Richmond Hill ON, Markham ON, Newmarket ON, Aurora ON and Gormley ON.

Pharmacist Questions and Answers

Pharmacies – there is no shortage of them in the cities, suburbs, and towns. As the population goes up, the demand for them continues to grow as they dispense medications, advise physicians about medication therapy, and counsel patients on the use of over the counter and prescription medications. Viva Health Centre Pharmacy accepts all insurances, and you can count on us to care for your health – from advice on what to take for the common cold to helping you manage your prescription medications. If you live in Richmond Hill, ON, or the Greater Toronto Area and want a pharmacy that will help you with your health needs, then drop in and see us and meet our team today.

What does a pharmacist actually do?

A pharmacist, also known as an important frontline health care professional, wears a number of hats and is responsible for the quality of medicines for patients and ensures that the supply of medicines is within the law, and advises patients about medicines, how to take them, and what reactions might occur. And they also answer important questions from patients. A pharmacist also supervises the supply chain of medicines and ensures that the facility and systems are fit for purpose, and they respond to patients’ symptoms and offer advice on best medicines. While they supervise the production of medicines and assess the quality of medicines, they also provide a unique array of services to patients, like blood pressure and cholesterol management, and smoking cessation. As people’s health care needs constantly change, a pharmacist has now become one of the most accessible health care professionals that manages your medication, gives you the right information about your prescriptions, ensures you make good use of your medication, and always follows up on your treatment.

Do you have a pharmacist at Viva Health Centre?

Yes, Viva Health Centre has a pharmacist and pharmacy with a professional team of technicians and staff who are here to help you with any questions you might have involving prescription medication. We are also here to offer advice on over-the-counter-medications. Do you have a cough or runny nose? Are you looking for the right nicotine replacement therapy? Or is your child not feeling well? Just ask our pharmacist who will guide you and make recommendations for the best solutions. If you are sick or not feeling well, our pharmacist will always advise you to see a doctor if symptoms persist. Our pharmacist, along with the team, wants everyone to get well, and we enjoy working directly with patients. We of course enjoy seeing familiar faces, and new ones too, so drop in anytime. 

Is a pharmacist better than a doctor?

Doctors see patients who are ill, injured, or sick, and they determine medical conditions and the right course for treatment, while pharmacists provide some basic medical care (flu shots or conducting general health tests), and their main duty is helping ensure that patients have the right medication, and they know how to take it properly. A doctor is the one you always see first and following this you will meet your pharmacist for prescribed medication and any follow-ups. Doctors and pharmacists do share one thing in common: they offer health information in a number of areas, like dietary advice, quitting smoking, high blood pressure management and diabetes management, and more.

Viva Health Centre’s Pharmacy is located at 9580 Yonge Street, Unit #6, Richmond Hill ON, L4C-1V6, and we are here to answer any questions you may have about your prescriptions or our over-the-counter-medications. You can call our pharmacy directly at 905-237-6364 or request an appointment. We are open from Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, so drop in for a consultation, or pick up your prescription, or to ask about our over-the-counter-medications. Your health and well being are top of mind for our team and we are here to put you first.