Mr. Bill Semchuk, BSP, M.Sc., Pharm D, FCSHP, Pharmacist, discusses how augmenting lifestyle improvements with medications can help obesity patients lose weight.

What is Local Pharmacist

From birth control pills to antibiotics, there are many reasons why people work with a local pharmacist. Your local pharmacist is there not only to help fill your prescriptions, but to educate you on medications, potential drug interactions (including supplements such as vitamin B12) and healthy lifestyle changes. Some people who are obese work with a local pharmacist to manage weight loss medications. Or, if they’re recovering from bariatric weight loss surgery or gynecomastia surgery, they may work with a local pharmacist to adhere to pre- and post-surgical medications and care. A person is considered obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Obesity can be a risk factor for a number of health conditions, including depression, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. That means that many people who are obese may also require heart medications, diabetes medications including insulin and antidepressants. Your local pharmacist can work closely with your health care team such as your local cardiologist or endocrinologist to ensure you’re taking your medications properly and not causing any drug interactions. Whether you’re on weight loss medications or want help with substance abuse options, your local pharmacist can help.

Gorjan Riskovski

Gorjan Riskovski

Pharmacist
Hamilton, ON
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Sony Poulose

Pharmacist
Hamilton, ON
Jeff Hanbali

Jeff Hanbali

Pharmacist
Hamilton, ON
Remon Kot

Remon Kot

Pharmacist
Burlington, ON
Jackie Cong

Jackie Cong

Pharmacist
Oakville, ON
BioScript Oakville

BioScript Oakville

Pharmacist
Oakville, ON
John Shams

John Shams

R.Ph., B.Sc.Phm
Pharmacist
Toronto, ON
Peter Shams

Peter Shams

R.Ph., B.Sc.Phm
Pharmacist
Toronto, ON
Shalini Anand

Shalini Anand

Pharmacist
Toronto, ON
Jake Caerlang

Jake Caerlang

Pharmacist
Toronto, ON
Pram Sandhu

Pram Sandhu

Pharmacist
Toronto, ON
Amel Tliba

Amel Tliba

Pharmacist
Mississauga, ON
Mark Fudor

Mark Fudor

Pharmacist
Mississauga, ON
Jamie Paneras

Jamie Paneras

Pharmacist
London, ON
Ms. Kori Leblanc

Ms. Kori Leblanc

Pharmacist
Toronto, ON
Hitesh Pandya

Hitesh Pandya

Pharmacist
Toronto, ON
Carolee Coulter

Carolee Coulter

Pharmacist
London, ON
Jayesh Tailor

Jayesh Tailor

Pharmacist
Toronto, ON
Pranav Patel

Pranav Patel

Pharmacist
London, ON
Beth Li

Beth Li

Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator
Pharmacist
London, ON
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