Health Education

The Topeka Pharmacy Diabetes Education Program recognizes that diabetes is a serious and widespread disease, causing concerns to those who are diagnosed, such as:

  • Do I really have diabetes, or could there be some mistake?
  • What can I eat?
  • Will I need to take shots?
  • Why do I need to check my blood sugar and what do the numbers mean?
  • How can I prevent the complications associated with diabetes?
  • How do I get the support I need to cope with managing my diabetes?

Our accredited program, led by our experienced Certified Diabetes Educator and professional pharmacist staff, can help you answer these questions and more. We provide practical solutions, based on the latest science and individualized to your needs. You will have peace of mind as you become more confident in managing your diabetes from day to day. Remember, the consequences of controlled diabetes are NOTHING!

To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Connie Lehman (store phone: 260-593-2252, alternate line: 260-336-3952), or pharmacist Hannah Smith (store phone: 260-593-2252). If you would prefer to inquire electronically, please fill out the form below:

 

If you have diabetes, there is a lot to manage: taking medicine, checking blood sugar, making healthy food, finding time to exercise, and more. It can be daunting to keep track of all of these different aspects. Foot care is easy to overlook, but it is an essne Taking care of your feet is very important to prevent complications ranging from numbness to amputation. A simple way to get a “leg up” on preventing these risks is by having the right shoe.

Our staff has undergone specialized training to custom fit shoes that match your needs. Many insurances are now covering one pair of shoes and three pairs of inserts every year for people with diabetes and a qualifying foot condition every year. Call and schedule an appointment today!

For more information, please contact Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Connie Lehman (store phone: 260-593-2252, alternate line: 260-336-3952), or pharmacist Hannah Smith (store phone: 260-593-2252). If you would prefer to inquire electronically, please fill out the form below:

 

Topeka Pharmacy Weight Loss / Management Classes provide:

  • Proven Nutrition Facts about your personal calorie needs for weight loss, metabolism facts, healthy eating on a budget, healthy portions, eating for disease prevention, label reading, modifying recipes, and more!
  • Accountability to help keep you focused.
  • Personalized Motivation to keep you going when it gets hard.
  • Exercise Training and Tips to keep you energized and safe.
  • Individualized Goal-Setting to help you grow toward whole-person health & wellness.

Our registered dietitian, has a passion to help you succeed in your health goals, and 20 years of experience counseling people just like you in their journey to make permanent healthy lifestyle changes.  We recognize it is not easy, but it is worth it, and we want to help.  And the cost of the classes won’t break the bank- surveys of class participants show they feel the cost is well worth the knowledge and results they achieved! 

Call and schedule an appointment today! Reach Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Connie Lehman by email at connie@topekapharmacy.net or by phone at 260-593-2252. If she is out of the office she can be reached on her alternate line, 260-336-3952.

 

Residency Program Description:

The Topeka Pharmacy/Purdue University Community-Based Pharmacy Residency is a PGY1 training opportunity designed to build leaders capable of initiating new patient care services in the dynamic world of community pharmacy. The program will provide ample opportunities for residents to build their confidence in community pharmacy operations, academic and community teaching, and clinical practices including MTM/CMR, point-of-care screenings, vaccinations, transitions-of-care, medication reconciliation, diabetic shoe fitting, DSMT, and more. Residents will earn a teaching certification, precept APPE students, instruct didactic lectures and laboratories, complete a business plan, and participate in a research series.

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  1. Community Pharmacy Patient Care
  2. Patient Centered Dispensing
  3. Diabetes Education and Employee Health
  4. Community Service and Outreach
  5. Practice Management
  6. Academia
  7. Project Management (research)

Program Coordinator: Hannah Smith, PharmD

ASHP Listing Code: 266115

Please see residency flyer for more information.

ASHP/APhA PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose

“To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.”

Past Residents:

Kacie McPherson, PharmD (2017-2018):

Kacie is a graduate of Manchester University College of Pharmacy and was Topeka Pharmacy’s first resident. Her passion and drive to invest in Purdue University, Topeka Pharmacy and the local community inspired us to continue the residency program. Kacie is now a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pain Management at the VA in Northern Indiana Health Care System in Fort Wayne, Indiana. See Portfolio

Erin Drake, PharmD (2018-2019):

Erin is a graduate of Purdue University College of Pharmacy and comes to Topeka Pharmacy from her hometown of Neenah, Wisconsin. She is passionate about helping those afflicted with psychological disorders and hopes to pursue a second-year residency specializing in outpatient psychiatric care after her residency. See Portfolio

Current Resident:Carolina Brown, PharmD (2019-2020):

Carolina is a graduate of Purdue University College of Pharmacy and is Indiana born and raised from Pittsboro, Indiana.  Carolina is interested in strengthening her community pharmacy knowledge and ultimately would like to spend her career in the community setting.

Advance Practice Pharmacy Experiences: Learning Opportunities for 4th Year Pharmacy Students:

Our pharmacy team is passionate about mentoring future pharmacists during their final year of Pharmacy School. We accept students monthly to work alongside our team. Students have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of independent pharmacy, clinical operations, the provision of diabetes education classes, and more. We hope to inspire the next generation of pharmacists to invest in the well being of their community, along the lines of the legacy established by our founders, Tom and Morag Miller.

APPE Opportunities Available:

  • Community Pharmacy Clinical with Hannah Smith, PharmD
  • Community Pharmacy Operations with Trevor Thain, PharmD OR Hannah Smith, PharmD
  • Independent Pharmacy Administration with Trevor Thain, PharmD

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