March 5, 2024

New diabetes and global health clinic

Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet sets up a specialized chronic disease follow-up clinic

Familiprix-affiliated Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet specializes in setting up a diabetes and global health clinic. This new program enables the health team, made up of pharmacists and pharmacy technical assistants, to provide regular, personalized follow-ups for diabetic patients, as well as those with chronic diseases such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity and many more.

This new local health service is aligned with patients' needs and offers comprehensive, tailored care by qualified pharmacists. Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet's Diabetes and Global Health Clinic facilitates access to healthcare professionals and their expertise in an accessible, structured and welcoming environment. The support and guidance offered by the team of pharmacists enable patients to develop a better understanding of their condition, while promoting self-management and control of clinical parameters.

"Pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare professionals. Recognized as drug experts, their role and scope of professional action have greatly evolved, enabling them to perform clinical acts and follow-ups that benefit the health of the population," explains Stéfanie Ouellet, pharmacist/owner of Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet.

Addressing the shortage of family doctors with specialized pharmacy clinics

Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet's Diabetes and Global Health Clinic is the ideal solution for patients with chronic diseases who do not have access to a family doctor. This model of in-pharmacy support is serious and rigorous, deployed by a dedicated team. Access to pharmacists' health expertise is fast, efficient and long-term.

"Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet's Diabetes and Global Health Clinic is made up of a dedicated, well-trained team that already accompanies close to 30 diabetic patients, treated or not with insulin, with other co-morbidities such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and so on. This new health approach dedicated to specialized follow-ups offers accessible, structured care to patients by health professionals", emphasizes Anne-Émilie Dionne, Pharm.D., Head Pharmacist, responsible for the Diabetes and Global Health Clinic at Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet.