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January 17, 2018
 

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ONU HealthWise Parmacy now open

Full-service community pharmacy

The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy recently opened in the Pharmacy Building located at 511 W. Lincoln Ave. The pharmacy is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
The pharmacy is open to the public and accepts most prescription insurance plans, including the ONU employer insurance, UMR.

The facility is a full-service community pharmacy with a focus on comprehensive personal care, including the sale of over-the-counter medications. It is an extension of the preventive and disease-management services offered by ONU HealthWise.
 
The pharmacy serves the community by extending health-care services to area residents and provides an educational function in providing a practice site for ONU pharmacy students to gain real-life experiences.
 
The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy is managed by registered pharmacist Katie Westgerdes, a 2013 graduate of the ONU College of Pharmacy.
 
Clinical services offered by the pharmacy include:
 
•      Patient education and resources to provide personalized care, such as a phone or in-person consultations and educational material
•      Medication therapy management to review medications and provide consultative services regarding best utilization and other advice
•      A medication synchronization program, which makes the most efficient use of time for individuals with several medications
•      A compliance packaging program, which organizes doses of prescriptions for individuals taking medications up to four times daily
 
The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy can be contacted at 419-772-3784 (DRUG) orhwpharmacy@onu.edu.
 
Photo above: The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy is managed by registered pharmacist Katie Westgerdes, a 2013 graduate of the ONU College of Pharmacy.

Below: Attending the opening of the HealthWise Pharmacy are (from left) Tom Gossel, pharmacy dean emeritus; Katie Westgerdes, pharmacy manager; and Steve Martin, current dean.

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