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This week on Take Care: What role do pharmacists have in health care?

Ben W

This week on Take Care, we’re going to talk about a critical member of the health care sphere that you may often overlook -- the pharmacist. With the help of one of our interns, Shea O’Malley, we set out to see what a pharmacist does...

Turns out, a pharmacists knowledge of medication is what makes them a critical member of the health care team, and they do much more than count pills and supply printed handouts.

Our guest this week is Dr. Elizabeth Higdon, an instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences campus in Colchester, Vermont. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, teaches classes on over the counter medications, and works as a community pharmacist.

Tune in this weekend to hear more about the role of pharmacists. That’s Saturday morning, June 11 at 6:30 or Sunday evening, June 12 at 6:30. And after the Saturday morning broadcast, you can always listen online or with our app.