Pharmacy students provide free health and medication monitoring services

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Students in the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy can help individuals in the Auburn-Opelika area who are dealing with chronic health conditions and taking multiple prescription medications. In routinely scheduled visits, student pharmacists can take blood pressure, check blood sugars, provide education on medications and medical devices, diabetic foot exams and respond to health related questions or concerns. They can also help those who may need assistance in understanding and coping with their medical conditions and managing their medications.
Students work with their faculty and practicing pharmacists to provide ongoing assistance to the individual in their home. In addition to the pharmacy students, they also have a social worker to assist with linkage to needed community resources able to assist with finances, VA benefits and in-home support services. This program not only benefits the participant, they are afforded the opportunity to mentor students and expose them to situations that will enhance their learning. For more information about this free service, contact Shannon Jones by calling 334-844-8345 or by emailing Shannon.Jones@auburn.edu.

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