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13B Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 Bulletin, R cord, Progressive, Reporter Family Dentistry Michael W. A ph sesof Barton including DD..S. Orthodontics o. Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching "w F General Dentistry Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants !23 to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth : Now Accepting New Patients 836- 181S. Gulling St., Portola Route 89 • Graeagle 530-832-4461. tax 530-832-4409 FAMILY DENTAL CARE A visit to the pharmacy can be about more than just proper time frame, you should let your doctor know. can actually reduce or eliminate their need for prescriptiOn picking up prescriptions or supplies for the medicine Remember that sudden discontinuation of some medication altogether." cabinet. It can actually be an important, and convenient, medications, without proper professional advice, can be time to ask your pharmacist key questions that could impact costly to your health. Do these medicines mix? your health. Fetterman says it is important to ask a pharmacist Dr. Andria Fetterman, a faculty member in SouthHow long should I take an over the counter medication about whether any new medication will mix well with University Savannah's School of Pharmacy, encourages before I call my doctor? other things you are already taking. people to use their pharmacist as a resource for information Over-the-counter medicines can provide relief for a "Dietary supplements, herbal supplements and over- number of ailments, but sometimes you need to see a doctor the-counter medicines can interact or interfere with about everything from prescription medication to lifestyle changes. Fetterman says there are five key questions you ~ither for a prescription or a correct diagnosis of your prescription medications. When you are having a symptoms. Fetterman says your pharmacist can help guide prescription filled, your pharmacist should ask you about should frequently ask your pharmacist, you when you're not sure if it is time to see a doctor, all other medications that you're taking. If you're on What can I expect from this medication? "A pharmacist can give you advice on how quickly you prescription medication, check with the pharmacist before Fetterman says whether you're picking up an over-the- should see symptom relief with an over-the-counterbeginning any new over-the-counter supplements or counter remedy or a prescription, you should feel free to ask medication," says Fetterman. "Many times, people will treat medication to make sure it is safe." your pharmacist what to expect from the medication, themselves too long with over-the-counter medicine or will "Many medications have potential side effects that you switch from one product to another looking for relief, and What should I do about my persistent, should be aware of before you take them," advises many times don't go to a physician when they need to." minor symptoms? Fetterman. "It may be something as mild as a little stomach Fetterman says you should never hesitate to ask a discomfort or drowsiness, but knowing what to expect will How do I manage my condition? pharmacist about a persistent, minor symptom that might help you handle any potential side effects. Also, kno'wing "When someone leaves the doctor's office after a be bothering you. what to expect could keep you from:blaming any new, diagnosis, they may be scared or shell-shocked," Fetterman "If you're having a non-spec~c or persistent symptom unrelated symptoms on your medication." explains. "There may be questions about medication or that you think is minor, you should still ask your pharmacist You should also ask how long it will take for your daily management that they didn't think to ask. That's where about it," says Fetterman. "A pharmacist can recommend an medication to make you feel better. Fetterman says most a pharmacist can help." over-the-counter medicine that may relieve symptoms, but antibiotics should have you feeling better in three to five Fetterman uses Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure can also advise you to see a doctor about your symptom days, but an anti-depressant may need to be in your system as examples. "A pharmacist can counsel you about weight rather than ignoring it. for three weeks before you begin to feel its effects. If a loss, healthy eating and ways to promote cardiovascular "A pharmacist can bea great source of health prescription medicine doesn't seem to be working in the activity. With proper disease management, some patients information. All you have to do is ask." .... and arms and legs and feet and neck Now accepting new patients in our Portola and Quincy Offices MARTIN L, SANFnRD, DE] I-IHIRrlp~R 1 5 [~OMMERClAL ST PORT{3LA, CA 53n-B32-4442 315 MAIN ST., ~UlNCY, P.A 530-283-I 15[] "Providing personalized care since 1990" Most insurances accepted • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Most Insurances accepted -- including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) Quincy 283.0311 283-0314 (Fax) PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.P.T. 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