Pharmacists Making A Difference: Jean Moon, PharmD
I was seeing a teenage patient for her breathing medications and contraception options when she revealed to me how she had been struggling with suicidal thoughts and had tried drinking bleach. She shared that she had never told anyone about this before.
We talked for a while and I was able to get her into seeing a physician that day. I am so glad that she felt comfortable sharing such personal information with me and that we were able to get her the additional help she needed.
Building those patient relationships is such a rewarding part of my professional career, and it's why I love ambulatory care so much. If I can play any part in helping patients be safe and healthy, I feel like I have done my job.