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Time to see the specialist? Medication woes might call for pharmacist

For the millions of Americans with chronic conditions like asthma, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, taking all the right medications at the right times can be a challenging, if not impossible, task.

With the insight that comes from seeing several thousand patients each year, Allyson Schlichte, Pharm.D., understands the medication challenges facing many Americans. But by some accounts, she’s an unusual “doctor” to meet in the hospital exam room.

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Health Talk Recommends: Get Inside Your Doctor’s Head

I recently read Get Inside Your Doctor’s Head: 10 Commonsense Rules for Making Better Decisions about Medical Care by Phillip K. Peterson, M.D., professor of medicine and infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Upon completion of the book, I immediately handed it to my wife who is expecting our first child in September and said, “You need to read this book.”

Get Inside Your Doctor’s Head provides advice about how patients should take into account their doctor’s recommendations in an increasingly complicated medical world.

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