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.

What We Can Learn From the Coronavirus News

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

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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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, But….

…there really is no bad time of the year to have your pharmacist check your immunization records. Greetings, everybody! I hope that this summer has been enjoyable and healthy for you. As the title of this posts mentions, August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  Let’s talk about the health benefits of vaccines and how your pharmacist can help you with these life-saving wonders that we have available to improve our

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Alcohol – is it REALLY that harmful to drink when I’m taking medications?

Note: This is part 2 in a series that addresses alcohol use as part of Alcohol Awareness Month. Greetings everybody!   I hope that you enjoyed the first entry of this series regarding alcohol use (here is a link to that entry if you have not read it yet). https://bettermymeds.com/2019/04/01/april-is-national-alcohol-awareness-month/ Today, I am going to focus on an aspect that is often underestimated or completely disregarded, and that is how

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