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.

My Personal Experience with COVID-19

My Personal Experience with COVID-19

Greetings everyone! I hope this article finds you and your families doing well and staying safe! I’m writing this post in a different fashion than I have before. With the encouragement of Betty Chaffee, PharmD., I am going to share with you my personal experience of having been infected with COVID-19. The timeline: On January 1, 2021, I started to experience some minor nasal congestion. No big deal, right? Colds

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Issue Your Own Prescription…For Kindness

Greetings, everyone! You’ve heard the sayings: “These are unprecedented times.” “We’re all in this together.” Perhaps you’ve read the headlines or have watched the news reports. It is likely you’ve been bombarded with political ads, and regardless of your political beliefs, you may be exhausted by it already. Your work situation may not be as stable as you previously had thought. The home environment may be more tense than before,

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How Well Do You Really Know Your Medications?

Greetings, everybody! I hope this post finds you staying healthy and doing well. The ChallengeI have a challenge for you. Without looking at a prepared list or the vials, tell me the names and doses of each of your medications, along with the prescribed instructions, and what each medication is being used for. This includes any over-the-counter (OTC) products, vitamins, and/or supplements. Now I don’t want you to type the

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Heart-healthy recipe to help you get through social distancing

  Greetings, everyone! I hope that this post finds you and your families doing well during these challenging times. Believe me, I understand the frustration, worries, and other emotions that many of us are experiencing. Therefore, I thought I would try something a little different with this post. As we are required to stay home to protect ourselves and our community, we likely have extra time on our hands. In

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