Chronic diseases such as diabetes can present a lot of difficulties for individuals. They need to worry about controlling their sugar, taking their medications, keeping their appointments, watching their diet, and the list goes on and on. However, one thing we don’t often talk about is literally right under our diabetic patients’ noses: their gums!
You know you have them – those bottles of pills and other prescription medications that have expired or gone unused for years. They’re in the back of your bathroom drawer or on the top shelf of a medicine cabinet. And you’re not alone. Did you know the average American household has four pounds of prescribed
Valley-Wide Health Systems is pleased to announce that the Valley-Wide Pharmacy, is now a registered drop-off location for the Colorado Household Medication Take-Back Program! There is now a drop-off receptacle located at the pharmacy for the collection of household medications, including both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Drop off your unwanted household medications for FREE at
Congressman Scott Tipton’s Legislative Director, Dustin Sherer visited our Valley-Wide Pharmacy on August 2nd to learn about our pharmacy operations and programs. It is essential that our legislators continue to support Community Health Centers like Valley-Wide. With visits like this we are able to show how 330 grant funds and 340B pharmacy savings are utilized to maintain the outstanding services that
Valley-Wide pharmacist, Justin Hanel, was chosen as this year’s recipient for “Excellence in Precepting award for Ambulatory Care” from CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Congratulations Justin! I want to reach out to all of the students that I have had the pleasure of working with and mentoring this academic year and express
The 2015 Fall Primary Care Conference, one of the nation’s largest gatherings of primary care providers and community health administrators, was held in Seattle, WA on October 17-20th. Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Ricardo Velasquez, MD, Ashley Absmeier, DPT, and Justin Hanel, Pharm.D were all in attendance and gave some interesting presentations. Dr. Ricardo Velasquez and Justin
As September comes to a close, it is time to look forward to the coming month. October is American Pharmacist Month, a time to celebrate the profession and all that pharmacy has the power to do for communities that are served across the country. We would like to acknowledge Pharmacists month to raise awareness of
In March 2002, the Joint Commission, together with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), launched a national campaign to urge patients to take a role in preventing health care errors by becoming active, involved and informed participants on the health care team. The Speak Up Campaign encourages the public to: Speak up if
Valley-Wide Health Systems hosted a National Health Center Week Kick-Off Potluck BBQ on Thursday evening, August 7th. It was a great success with well over 200 participants from our Community Health Center, the local hospital, SLV Health, and the local behavioral health agency, SLV Behavioral Health Group! Valley-Wide had medical, dental, pharmacy and physical therapy
Brenda R. Felmlee from Congressman Scott Tipton was able to visit Alamosa Family Medical Center (AFMC) and our Valley-Wide Pharmacy in support of National Health Center Week. They spoke about H.R. 4190 a bill that if passed would make pharmacists eligible for reimbursement as health care providers for certain services under Medicare.