About Alan Tanabe

Alan Tanabe, PharmD. has been a registered pharmacist in the state of Michigan since 1991. In addition to working as a pharmacist in a community setting, he has specialized in patient services including Medication Therapy Management to help patients achieve better health-related outcomes.

Seven ways your pharmacist can help you through these challenging times

Alan Tanabe/ March 28, 2020/ Coronavirus, COVID-19, Medication Management/ 3 comments

  Note: This article was co-written by Betty Chaffee and Alan Tanabe. Greetings everyone! With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation remaining dynamic and dominating the news, we are all experiencing changes in our daily lives. Some of us have been instructed to work at home. Others may continue to go to work, but may have concerns about exposure to illness.  Classes have been canceled in schools, which may create challenges regarding

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Take the next step towards a healthier heart

Alan Tanabe/ February 11, 2020/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, Self management/ 0 comments

  Image from depositphotos.com Greetings, everybody. I hope this article is finding you doing well. At this time, we are just past the halfway point through winter. During the colder and gray months, it can be more difficult to stay motivated to take the steps to maintain or improve your heart health, such as staying physically active and eating a healthier diet. However, February is American Heart Month, so we’re

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What We Can Learn From the Coronavirus News

Alan Tanabe/ January 28, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 4 comments

Greetings, everybody!   It is likely that most of us have at least heard some of news regarding the coronavirus outbreak. At the time of writing this post, there have been three suspected cases of coronavirus in Washtenaw County.   **UPDATE – Each case has been found to be negative for coronavirus…Yay!!**  Regardless, this post intends to share some information about this latest viral outbreak and hopefully answer some questions you

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World Mental Health Day – October 10, 2019

Alan Tanabe/ October 10, 2019/ Depression, Pharmacogenetics/ 3 comments

Greetings, everybody! I hope that this article finds you all doing well. As you may or may not already know, October 10th is World Mental Health Day.  There has been a lot of  focus on the importance of mental health and increasing access to mental health care.  In fact, statistics suggest that up to nearly 20% of Americans experience a mental illness in a given year.  It is possible that

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