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.

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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Seven ways your pharmacist can help you through these challenging times

  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

  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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