If you live in a rural Ontario community, you face greater challenges accessing health resources than your urban counterparts. There are fewer health services and supports available nearby, and residents often have to travel far for appointments.
When you think of a pharmacist, you probably don’t picture Nehal Patel. The alumnus from the School of Pharmacy works at Canada’s first and only transplant specialty pharmacy. Instead of working behind a counter, Nehal supports Canada’s largest solid organ transplant centre at Toronto General Hospital.
Are you trying to quit smoking? Your pharmacist could be a good place to start. Pharmacists are trained in supporting people to quit smoking and are familiar with the wide variety of products to help quit. In Ontario, there’s a standard program that pharmacists use with patients. It looks like this: