Education and Training
These general health education sessions offer face-to-face interactions that empower you to take small steps toward healthy changes.
Education and Training
Uptown Pharmacy’s Hormone Replacement Wellness Program is a service aimed at providing patients with the tools and resources to restore their quality of life during menopause. This program offers comprehensive hormone replacement therapy counseling and access to compounded hormone products. Patients enrolled in this program will receive an initial consult with a pharmacist followed by access to a pharmacist for questions and concerns. Pharmacists will be available to adjust therapies for optimal outcomes which will increase therapy success for the patient.
You can complete our consultation questionnaire here, if you want to start the process of scheduling a consultation with one of our pharmacists.
Medication Therapy Management
We want to make sure you are taking the best medication for you! Why take something that isn’t working or causing additional problems? During our Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Session our pharmacist will review all of your medications, their intended purpose, and possible side effects. We will determine if the medications are achieving their desired outcomes, and evaluate if more effective medications are available. We will also see if alternative therapies are available that could lower your costs. Many people think of this as an annual physical or dental exam where we are giving your medications a “check-up”. Many insurance plans will often cover this service at no cost to you.
Deprescribing is the process in which a health care provider eliminates a medication from a patient’s medication list in order to improve outcomes by ensuring safe and effective use of medications. Common goals include reducing medication burden, reducing fall risk, improving or preserving cognitive function, and reducing the risk of hospitalization and/or death. We will work with your healthcare team to help you achieve your health goals. The stepwise approach in reaching these goals will begin with compiling a comprehensive list of all prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications, vitamins and herbal products. This list will include the medication, dosage, frequency, duration, and purpose as well as your effects, benefits, goals and results from the medication. Our pharmacists will then identify any drugs that may be deprescribed, which may include those without an indication, duplication of therapy, causing or contributing to a side effect, or ineffective medications. Together we hope you will be able to achieve better health outcomes while reducing the burden of regularly taking a large quantity of medications.
Diabetes Prevention Classes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the Diabetes Prevention Program, PreventT2, in order to delay and prevent the development of type 2 diabetes throughout the United States. Research has demonstrated that participants who complete PreventT2 and meet their goals in the program are up to 58% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The CDC curriculum, PreventT2, consists of 22 one-hour long sessions that cover topics including physical activity, healthy eating, stress management, and related health topics led by certified lifestyle coaches. To achieve the goal of the program of preventing the development of type 2 diabetes, participants have individual goals of losing 5 to 7% of their starting weight and completing at least 150 active minutes per week within the first six months of the program and maintaining these goals over the last 6 months of the program. Goal achievement is assessed at each session through a weigh in and participant reported activity minutes.
Diabetes Self Management Program
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for awhile, we offer classes to help you learn about diabetes and how to effectively manage your diabetes. We’ll show you how to still live the sweet life with diabetes! Our pharmacists will work with you in a group format support you in your quest for better diabetes care. These are group classes so that you can learn from others living with diabetes. Topics Include: Diabetes Overview, Healthy Eating and Exercise, Reducing Risks, Monitoring and Problem Solving, Taking Medications, and Healthy Coping.
Diabetes Education/Support Group
Drop In and join us at the Westerville Senior Center on the Third Thursday of each month from 2-3:30. Learn about a new diabetc topic each month including nutrition, self-care, and possible complications in an open and safe learning environment. Attendees can learn from other's experiences and offer support to each other.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Stop by and get your blood pressure and vitals checked at the Westerville Senior Center the second Tuesday of each month between 10 and 11:00am.