I’ve always wondered why it takes 25 minutes for a pharmacist to count out 28 pills. The white lab coat standing in the back of a brightly lit drug store seems like a highly paid prison guard- ensuring that all the drugs are protected. I didn’t know how my conversation with clinical pharmacist Kelly Erdos would go, how much could there be to know?
Erdos is a family friend. She has a giant personality with the biggest laugh I’ve ever heard- I knew there must be more to her profession than meets the eye, but I really didn’t understand how much education pharmacists have, the challenges they help regular people solve, or just how horribly wrong things can go when patients don’t understand their medicine.
Erdos is a clinical pharmacist, which is different than the retail pharmacists that we see on a regular basis, but she did a great job helping me to understand - why it takes so long to fill my prescription, and what to look for when searching for a pharmacist that may make a huge difference in my medical care. She talks about her time working in poison control, essential oils, moderation around CBD and cannabis, and what to look for when deciding to move pharmacies.