Kroger Pharmacists are more than just your medication experts. To serve your overall health needs better, Kroger Pharmacists now provide health and wellness services such as health screenings, expanded vaccine administration and personal health coaches to help you meet your individual wellness goals.
These new services are provided by a specialty-trained Pharmacist and carefully designed to meet your needs. Whether it's managing your diabetes more completely, identifying ways to optimize your medication therapy, assisting with your desire to quit smoking or supplying vaccinations before traveling abroad, your Kroger Pharmacist can help.
Below, you will find samples and descriptions of some of the Wellness Services your Kroger Family of Pharmacies provides. And as always, you can see your Kroger Pharmacist for more details.
Includes total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL. Cholesterol Screenings are recommended every 5 years for everyone over the age of 20.
Blood Pressure Screening and Monitoring:
Recommended at least every 2 years for adults and more often for those at higher risk for heart disease.
Diabetes Screening and Monitoring:
Recommended for everyone over age 45 or for those patients under age 45 with risk factors for diabetes. A diabetes screening is recommended every 3 years. A1c testing is recommended at least twice a year for patients diagnosed with diabetes and quarterly for patients not at their optimal goal or those who have had a change in their therapy.
Body Fat Analysis:
Available for health-conscious individuals, athletes, or anyone interested in losing weight or monitoring their weight loss.
Medication Therapy Management
This face-to-face consultation service includes a comprehensive medication review to identify, prevent and resolve drug therapy problems. It includes discussions on all of your prescriptions, over-the-counter and herbal medications. During your session, your Pharmacist can identify ways to optimize your medication, as well as any potential cost-savings opportunities.
This program is designed to help you effectively quit smoking through a series of visits and follow-up phone calls with a trained Pharmacist over a three-month time period. You will also receive guidance selecting nicotine replacement products at Kroger, which are proven to be beneficial in smoking cessation.
Fitness, Nutrition and Weight-Loss Program
Looking to safely lose weight or maintain your weight loss? Your Kroger Pharmacist can help. Weight loss is a proven method to help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, and it can be achieved through diet and exercise changes - without resorting to medications.
Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is a program designed for patients with diabetes and their families that follows the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) recommended National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. The goal of the DSME program is to provide quality education, training and tools to patients with diabetes. This enables you to understand and contribute to the management of your own health. DSME addresses the following topics: "Diabetes Basics," "Basic Nutrition," "Advanced Nutrition," and "Physical Activity and Controlling Complications." The education program is available to any patient with diabetes, but it is most likely to benefit those whose condition is newly diagnosed, poorly controlled, or for patients changing therapy modalities.