Ritzman Pharmacy Launches New Pharmacist-led Wellness Program

Local pharmacy kicks off new programming with a series of wellness workshops, taking place now through the end of the year

MEDINA, Ohio--()--As an answer to a dated, commoditized pharmacy experience, Ritzman Pharmacy has developed new products and services to better align with the importance of the pharmacist’s role in our lives and wellness. This new approach to pharmacy and wellness expands the role of pharmacists as healthcare providers.

“Fifty years ago, the primary role of pharmacists was solely to dispense prescriptions. They were not permitted to discuss medications with patients and had to refer them back to their physicians when questions arose. Over time, pharmacists began to supply information about prescriptions”

“Fifty years ago, the primary role of pharmacists was solely to dispense prescriptions. They were not permitted to discuss medications with patients and had to refer them back to their physicians when questions arose. Over time, pharmacists began to supply information about prescriptions,” explains John Dimmick, Ritzman Pharmacist. “Our healthcare landscape and patients’ needs are changing, and pharmacists are no longer simply dispensing medication. Our pharmacists are also providing important wellness and healthcare services through innovative programs and services across our practice settings. Our purpose is to help people get, stay and live well…to transform them and the role community pharmacy plays in healthcare.”

Building on the already launched Ritzman Revives program, select Ritzman Pharmacy locations will offer comprehensive wellness assessments. The program will support customers in answering their ultimate wellness questions, such as how can I get more energy and how can I lose weight by using their own body’s SCIENCE to provide SIMPLE solutions that tailor nutrition, exercise, and/or supplement plan(s) to support reaching their wellness goals successfully.

Customers can come in anytime or schedule their free wellness assessment online. During that time, they will talk to a Ritzman pharmacist and review their current health and wellness habit as well as their markers of wellness, which will include: Hydration, Energy, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Weight and Blood Glucose. Other wellness services include: The RefreshinQ Quotient System, Technology Bar Trainings, Point of Care Testing and an Employee Wellness Program.

The Ritzman Revives program begins with a series of workshops called Dieting is dead: A better way to approach wellness. A Ritzman pharmacist and registered dietitian will lead a discussion about wellness and the future of dieting, including new strategies for starting a wellness program of their own. These workshops are powered by The RefreshinQ Co. and presented in partnership with Erin Schenkenberger R.D., L.D., LLC. Attendees will receive coupons, free samples and light snacks.

“In our practices, pharmacists frequently field questions from patients about ways they can boost their energy levels or for help in achieving their wellness goals,” said Beth Husted, General Manager of Pharmacy Services. “As part of our mission, this program will individually educate patients on better wellness choices.”

Full Schedule of events:

NEOMED      

4211 State Route 44

Rootstown, OH 44272

      Thursday, October 19, from 6–8 p.m.
Barberton      

Anna Dean Professional Park 390 Robinson Ave.

Suite A

Barberton, OH 44203-4204

      Thursday, October 26, from 6–8 p.m.
Wadsworth      

120 High St.

Wadsworth, OH 44281

      Thursday, November 2, from 6–8 p.m.

Medina - River Styx

(within Buehler’s

Fresh Food Markets)

      3626 Medina Rd.

Medina, OH 44256

      Wednesday, November 8, from 6–8 p.m.
Wooster Downtown      

235 W. Liberty St.

Wooster, OH 44691

      Thursday, November 16, from 6–8 p.m.
Green       1790 Graybill Rd., Suite 150

Uniontown, OH 44685

      Tuesday, November 28, from 6–8 p.m.

Registration is $19.99 per person, and can be done in-practice or online at www.RitzmanRx.com/Ritzman-Revives. Space is limited.

To learn more, visit www.RitzmanRx.com.

ABOUT RITZMAN PHARMACIES:

For over 65 years, Ritzman Pharmacies has created a legacy dedicated to providing quality products, professional excellence, and genuine service beyond the commonplace. This standard was established in 1950 by our founder, Forrest Ritzman, and continues today in each of the communities we serve.

Contacts

Ritzman Pharmacy
Christina Cyrus, 330-335-2318
GM Marketing and Brand Development
ccyrus@ritzmanrx.com

Release Summary

Ritzman Pharmacy is launching a new pharmacist-led wellness program featuring a new Ritzman Revives series of wellness workshops.

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