Congratulations to @DrWalker_rph #MedicalMonday Healthcare Twitizen of the Week #16

Congratulations to @DRWalker_rph – this weeks co-recipients of the #MedicalMonday Healthcare Twitizen of the Week, sponsored by the creators of the #MedicalMonday Hash, @EyeInfo

About @DrWalker_rph:

Dr. Walker describes himself in his twitter bio as a “Pharmacist/consultant, PHR advocate, educator, cochlear implant recipient, volunteer, cyclist, geek learning to twitter”

From Dr. Walker’s Blog

http://healthrecordresources.wordpress.com/about/

“I grew up in a rather typical family in the suburbs of Salem, Oregon. My dad was a grocer, my mom a stay-at-home mom. I watched my dad work hard, usually six days a week or more, which I am thankful for because it not only provided for our family but also instilled within me a very strong work ethic. It also gave me the desire to pursue a career in a profession where I would not have to work six days a week to support a family. I decided early in life that I was going to attend college and at the ripe old age of 13 decided to go to pharmacy school.

Pharmacy has been a good profession for me. I was privilidged to have the opportunity to own a retail pharmacy as well as start up a long term care consulting business early in my career. I was also able to spend a couple of years as Director of Pharmacy for a small community hospital, but transitioned into retail pharmacy management and spent the last 20+ years managing pharmacies for two major retail drug chains.

One of the greatest “life lessons” that I have learned in my pharmacy career is the importance of educating my patients. I have adopted a philosophy and a belief that the best way to take care of patients is to educate them to take care of themselves. I have seen this to be true on numerous occasions with my patients. I have seen patients diagnosed with chronic conditions that they knew nothing about become motivated, armed with information and able to help control diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, parkinsons and others.

Thank you @DrWalker_rph for taking the time and energy to disseminate your expertise in the interest of improving public health through Twitter and social media in general. Don’t forget to Tweet your award proudly and to vote encourage your followers to vote for other health care professionals they feel may be deserving of future awards! August’s Healthcare Twitizen of the month will be announced at the end of the month. The winner will receive a free pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, courtesy of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care of Rockville, Maryland

About The #MedicalMonday hash

#MedicalMonday is used to give props to healthcare workers tweeting useful information, thus making the conversation better for everyone involved. Hash #MedicalMonday for doctors, physicians assistants, naturopaths, allied health professionals, clinics and hospitals and they might be selected as healthcare Twitizen of the week, helping to draw thousands of eyes to their online efforts. Voting is based on the number of Tweets and Retweets in favor of the nominee or posts on the eyeinfo blog by friends or followers of the nominee. One winner each month will be selected to win a prize.

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2 Responses

  1. […] Congratulations to @DrWalker_rph #MedicalMonday Healthcare … […]

  2. Dr. Walker has the right idealogy as a pharamacist. Most pharmacists today aren’t concerned about their patients let alone their health. They are only concerned about making more money.

    Dr. Walker should be commended for his ethical practice as a pharmacist.

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