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    Pacific Pharmacy Students to Offer Medicare Part D Workshops

    Nov 4, 2010

    Students from University of the Pacific's Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will host their annual Medicare Part D Outreach Clinics this month. Medicare beneficiaries ­­­ are asked to bring all of their medications and their Medicare card with them to any event.

    During the event, student pharmacists will provide recommendations on specific changes that should be made to beneficiaries Medicare Part D plan to help them save the most money. In addition, student pharmacists (under the supervision of licensed pharmacists) will evaluate all medications that the beneficiary is taking to ensure their safe and optimal use.

    "The Part D plans can change each year, which means that medications that were covered this year might not be covered next year," said Christine Phou, a pharmacy student at Pacific. "We offer to assist patients in choosing the plan that is best for them based on their needs and preferences and can potentially save them a lot of money."

    Besides helping with the Medicare Part D plans, pharmacists also will review prescription medications to see if there are better medications that a person could ask for or if some medications might be counter-acting with others. In addition, if you are a Medicare beneficiary other FREE services that will be offered include getting vaccinated against the Flu virus, bone mineral density testing and falls risk screenings. 

    The workshops are free and open to the public. Translators for Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and other languages found in California will be available at most of the workshops.

    Workshops will be held:

    Monday, November 15th - School of Pharmacy (12-3:00pm)

    •   757 Brookside Road

    •   Stockton, CA 95211

    •   Room: PHS 111

     

    Tuesday, November 16th- Hutchin's Street (1-5pm)

    •   125 South Hutchin's Street

    •   Lodi, CA

    •   Rooms: Cottage and Pisano

     

    Wednesday, November 17th - Jene Wah (1-4pm)

    •   238 East Church Street

    •   Stockton, CA

     

    Thursday, November 18th - OLLI at University of the Pacific (1-4pm)

    •   3601 Pacific Avenue

    •   Stockton, CA

    •   Room: Tiger Lounge (Grace Covell)

     

    Friday, November 19th - Casa de Modesto (2-5pm)

    •   1745 Eldena Way

    •   Modesto, CA

     

    Saturday, November 20th - San Jose (10-4pm)

    •   Location:  Independence High School

    •   1776 Educational Park Drive (Corner of Jackson and McKee Roads)

    •   San Jose, CA 95133

     

    Sunday, November 21st - O'Connor Woods (1-5pm)

    •   3400 Wagner Heights Road

    •   Stockton, CA