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.

The Latest Evidence Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

The Latest Evidence Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Greetings, everybody! Collectively, we have been through a lot since the first confirmed case of COVID-19. We have seen peaks and valleys in reported cases, hospitalization rates, and deaths. We have seen variants and sub-variants of the initial virus. Additionally, we have seen proposed treatments, ranging from those with poor evidence, to newer treatments that at times, pharmacies have difficulty keeping in stock. However, one “cliche” that has long existed

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Blood Pressure: Knowing Your Numbers and Goals

Blood Pressure: Knowing Your Numbers and Goals

Greetings, everybody! I am glad to be back after a lengthy absence, and I hope this article finds you well. The topic for this article is blood pressure. Now, I’m confident that most of us have heard about blood pressure. However, how many people know their goal blood pressure, and why it is important to have your blood pressure controlled? I hope to provide answers to clarify some of these

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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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