Anal or not, we need to address this preception.

Again, I didn’t write this, but as a fellow pharmacist, I concur…that people on the other side of the counter need to know why pharmacists do what we do. Thanks drugopinions for opening up the public’s eyes.


I recently decided to release a blog post that is quite different from my usual writing style. I stated that pharmacists are anal retentive – it was written in 20 minutes, poking fun of myself and others that I have observed in my twenty years of experience in pharmacy practice.

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A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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3 Responses to Anal or not, we need to address this preception.

  1. Jules says:

    It is interesting how we choose to look at any profession. Remember when we were children and thought our teachers lived in the school buildings and didn’t have any family? Also how we take one particular role that an actor has played and then pigeon hole them so that when we see them in another different role we balk.

    I do believe that someone, and it is good in this case that a pharmacists is an advocate for the people. Doctors can make mistakes. And it is all in the details concerning drugs and their interactions. So very good to all those who deal with the public and are actually watching out for them as well.

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    • I love the posts of drugopinion. They resonate with me because I understand the mindset of a pharmacist. People who have never behind the counter don’t, for the most part. Pharmacists are often advocates for patients…between the insurance companies and the physicians…advocates are necessary even if the patient doesn’t realize that an intervention was made.

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      • Jules says:

        What do you make of the ‘callers who say I’ve ordered a back brace (which I know I didn’t do) and want my insurance info’ – certainly they only want to line their pockets. I know they are spam. I wish there were a better advocate for stopping spam calls. Mostly I just ignore them. I don’t even pick them up. I know that really doesn’t have anything to do with Pharmacists… but these twits are pretending to be your advocate – by wanting to offer you discount drugs. I just hope most people are smart enough to not fall for telephone spam/scams.

        Because I don’t answer my phone all that much any more I got a post card the other day reminding me to ‘renew’ my car warranty which was about to expire – Ha! That offer went into the circular file after being ripped to shreds.

        (Glad you like the PC booklet!)


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