Services


Diabetic Counselling: 

At Cook’s Pharmacy, it is our mission to ensure your diabetic needs are met. Whether you are new to the diagnosis or would just like a refresher, we can help with: 

  • Blood sugar testing (target ranges and timing)
  • Blood glucose meter training
  • Medication optimization
  • Low blood sugar awareness/treatment
  • Diet and exercise counselling 
  • Starting insulin or adjustments




Respiratory Counselling: 

Lung health is one of the most important aspects of our lives and Cook’s Pharmacy is striving to bring awareness to Asthma and COPD with offering: 

  • Lung function testing (Spirometry)
  • Asthma and COPD action plans 
  • Smoking cessation
  • Inhaler technique and proper use
  • Help identify allergens/irritants 
  • Diet and exercise counselling




Weight Loss Management:


Cook’s Pharmacy is proud to be part of the Ideal Protein weight loss program.

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol will help you reach your dieting goal and teach you how to maintain a stable weight after the program has ended.


Ideal Protein has been evolving for over 20 years. Ideal Protein’s medically developed weight loss protocol and smarter lifestyle choices education offers dieters what they really want…a structured program that can put an end to constant dieting. Your personal weight loss coach, Meetali Jobanputra will empower you with the knowledge you’ll need to develop better living habits and smarter eating choices after the program ends.


Here’s what you can expect:


  • Primarily promotes fat loss while supporting muscle mass;
  • Living at a healthy weight may provide health benefits for high blood pressure, cholesterol and type 2 diabetics.
  • Ideal Protein has a beginning, a middle and an end, and much more!
  • After losing your excess pounds, you’ll have learned how many calories you burn in an average day, what food combinations to steer clear of and how to avoid weight gain while still enjoying the foods you love.


Please call Meetali for more information.




Compression Stockings


The pressure Compression Stockings put on your legs helps your blood vessels work better. The arteries that take oxygen-rich blood to your muscles can relax, so blood flows freely. The veins get a boost pushing blood back to your heart.

Because the blood keeps moving, it's harder for it to pool in your veins and make a clot. If one forms and breaks free, it can travel with your blood and get stuck somewhere dangerous, like your lungs. Clots also make it harder for blood to flow around them, and that can cause swelling, discolored skin, and other problems.

Compression stockings can keep your legs from getting tired and achy. They can also ease swelling in your feet and ankles as well as help prevent and treat spider and varicose veins. They may even stop you from feeling light-headed or dizzy when you stand up.




Travel Health Consultation


 Travel Health consultations are designed to educate travelers on any destination specific health risks and help them understand any travel vaccines that may be currently recommended by the CDC or Canadian government. Our Pharmacists are experts in travel health and vaccine-preventable illnesses.




Compounding


Compounding is the art and science of creating personalized medicine. It all starts with a problem: the child who can’t swallow pills, the patient with a gluten allergy, the much-needed drug that’s in short supply. For whatever reason, many people aren’t served by mass-produced medications.


That’s where compounding comes in. Special flavorings, unique dosage forms, innovative delivery methods – using these tools and more, compounding pharmacists work with prescribers to fill a gap in health care through customized solutions for specific patient needs. Compounding is a great option to explore for people who:


  • Have allergies to common mass-produced medicine fillers (casein, gluten, dyes, etc.)
  • Aren’t taking medication as prescribed due to unpleasant side effects or lack of improvement
  • Need custom medicine strengths and dosage forms (like creams or suppositories)
  • For patients, compounding can be life-changing, even lifesaving. And, it’s highly rewarding for pharmacists and practitioners, helping them solve some of health care’s toughest challenges.
  • We are a proud member of PCCA which is a company that services pharmacies who provide these compounded medications, giving them training, recipes, and materials.


We provide the following Transdermal Bases:


Lipoderm


The first proprietary permeation enhancing vehicle in the compounding industry.
Lipoderm is scientifically proven to deliver Active pharmaceutical ingredients through the skin. It is the ideal Base in deep-penetrating topical formulations for local absorption of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Benefits include: Proven delivery, increased quality, efficiency and convenience, physical stability, better patient experience and non-comedogenic.


VersaBase Cream


VersaBase Cream is a soothing, yet durable, topical cream even for the most sensitive areas.
Stimulates the skin's nautral moisturising barrier through its emulsion system and rubs in quickly, leaving a soft, silky feel on the skin.


This base can be used for a variety of pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications.
Benefits include: Noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic, nonirritating, odor-free, natural emulsifiers, long-lasting moisturizing effect.




INR Management


Long-term treatment with warfarin is recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation at risk of stroke and those with recurrent venous thrombosis or prosthetic heart valves.


With the help of you and your Doctor we can ensure the safest possible therapy for optimal health outcomes.
We use the Coaguchek Meter by Roche. This device requires a finger prick only needing a blood drop to get accurate results within 20 seconds.


To alleviate the risk of dosing errors we provide our patients with a calender specifying the dose they should take each day.
All of our pharmacists are trained in Anti-Coagulation therapy from The University Of Waterloo Pharmacy School.