Mind Your Meds

Tempe Fit Radio Episode 25 Recap with Dr. Asha
“Minding the Temple: Pastor and Pharmacist Gerald Mandrell Guest”
Date Aired 2/12/2014

I am excited about a new series on “Minding the Temple.”  Throughout this series, we will focus on understanding different aspects that impact our physical bodies, so we can be more  intentional about how we mind the temple. Matthew 21:12-13 ESV states, “12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.13 He said to them, ‘It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.’” We do not want to be found guilty of robbing the Lord of all the potential He has placed in our temples, simply because we are not minding the temple and neglecting to treat it with the reverence God intended.

Interview with Pastor Gerald Mandrell
Senior Pastor, Life Changers Church of God in Christ, Tallahassee, FL
Pharmacist, FAMU College of Pharmacy Professor
Florida Department of Health Consultant
Temple Fit Radio: What are the pharmacist’s primary duties?

Pastor Gerald Mandrell: It would be easier to share with you what a pharmacist does not just do. Most people think we just count pills and pour liquids.  But that is just a small portion of what we do.  We also evaluate the appropriateness of the therapy your doctor has prescribed,  evaluate medicinal therapies and their interaction with over-the-counter medications, intervene along with other healthcare professionals, and make sure therapies are in compliance with what the doctor asks.

TFR: How does one know if he can mix OTC medications with prescription medication?

GM: This is based on the type of medication you have been prescribed.  You would ask a healthcare professional, such as your doctor or pharmacists.  You can’t just go by the literature of the internet.  I advise people to stay off the internet regarding therapy or disease state, because everything doesn’t apply to you.  The pharmacist will also compare the patient’s history with their prescribed therapy.  This is why it is important to not go… >Click here to continue

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