Your pharmacist plays an important social and economic role.
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The pharmacist plays a pivotal role in our society from both a social and an economic point of view.
When a health problem arises, that questions concerning a treatment or even the formalities to carry out for the mutual arise, the pharmacist is regularly solicited on the front line. This is for many a trusted person who is regularly asked for advice before visiting his doctor.
If you wish and if he can, while waiting to consult your doctor, your pharmacist will try to find alternative or temporary solutions always in the interest of your health. Otherwise, and always with the goal of preserving your health, he will advise you to go to the doctor or refer you to specialized services.
Your pharmacist also offers services to the elderly, isolated and less mobile by making deliveries to their homes. He sometimes becomes the privileged relay between doctor, nurse, physiotherapist and the caretakers who take care of these people. These services are quite voluntary. The profession of pharmacist also has an important social dimension.
You may not be aware of it, but your pharmacist takes care of a lot of paperwork. When you go to your doctor, he gives you a certificate of care that you must send to your mutual to be reimbursed for part of the cost of the consultation.
When you buy reimbursable medication from your pharmacist prescribed by your doctor, you only pay the part of the legal fee that is your responsibility and is called “co-payment”. Your pharmacist takes care of the administrative formalities in order to recover from the health-disability insurance the part that he has somehow ‘advanced’.