Our Professional Services
At O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy we offer a wide range of professional services, including the following:
Weekly medication packaging helps you remember when to take the right medicine at the right time of day. These weekly packs help to take the stress and confusion out of taking medicines by:
- Reducing the chance of forgetting to take your medicines
- Reducing the chance of taking your medicines incorrectly
Speak to your pharmacist to see if a Webster Pack will be suitable for you.
O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy can take care of your prescription and health needs by offering our:
- Prescription Reminder Service – be reminded by SMS or email to order your prescriptions from your smart phone, for collection or home delivery
- Scripts On File Service – never lose a script again by keeping your repeat prescriptions at the pharmacy
- Home Delivery Service – have your medications conveniently delivered to your door for a small delivery fee
Be reminded by SMS or email to order your prescriptions from your smart phone, for collection or home delivery.
O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy offers a complimentary one on one consultation with your pharmacist in-store to review and discuss the best ways to manage your health and get the most out of your medicines. It can even be done while your prescriptions are being prepared by the other pharmacists in our team. The consultation takes place in our private professional services area away from the hustle and bustle of the pharmacy. You are also welcome to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea!
Take this opportunity to:
- Better understand how to use your medicines to improve their effectivness
- Feel more confident that your medications are working optimally for you
- Simplify, if possible, your medication management in collaboration with your Doctor
- Receive useful information about how to better manage and optmise your health
Speak to our friendly Staff about this service if:
- You are regulary taking five or more prescription medicines
- You have had a significant medical event (eg. heart attack, knee replacement)
- You have recently been discharged from hospital
- You have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in the last 12 months
- You feel that your Type 2 Diabetes is less than idealy controlled and you haven’t been able to access an existing diabestes education/health service to assist you
An appointment can be made by phoning us on 9440 0030 or you can simply enquire about the service next time you are in the pharmacy.
“BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE…MY PHARMACIST EXPLAINED VERY CLEARLY ABOUT MY MEDICINES” Mrs P, Turramurra
“HELPFUL, FRIENDLY ADVICE… A PLEASURE TO COME TO THIS PHARMACY” Mrs B, St Ives
“NO DOUBT AN IN-DEPTH APPRAISAL OF MY MEDICINES WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE” Mr S, St Ives
“I WOULD CERTAINLY RECOMMEND THIS SERVICE TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY” Mrs B, St Ives
To accurately measure your height and weight, we have a machine available for your use in-store at O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy.
No appointments required, come and visit us today.
Pharmacists at O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy offer support and advice on how best to manage your type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We offer a complimentary one on one consultation with your pharmacist In-store to review and discuss the best ways to manage your diabetes, get the most out of your medicines and stabilise your blood sugar levels. It can even be done while your prescriptions are being prepared by the other pharmacists in our team. The consultation takes place in our private professional services area away from the hustle and bustle of the pharmacy. You are also welcome to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea!
O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy is also a NDSS Access Point, where you have access to government subsidised blood glucose monitoring strips and insulin needles. Visit us in store for all of your diabetic needs (blood glucose monitors, lancets, sharps disposal bins, insulin travel cases, diabetic socks, sugar free confectionary, blood glucose record books, self-care information and more).
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?
Sleep Apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together during sleep, blocking off the upper airway at the level of the tongue. Breathing stops for a period of time (generally between 10 seconds and up to one minute) until the brain registers the lack of breathing or a drop in oxygen levels and sends a small wake-up call. The sleeper arouses slightly, opens the upper airway, typically snorts and gasps, and then drifts back to sleep almost immediately.
In most cases, the person suffering from sleep apnoea doesn’t even realise they are waking up. This pattern can repeat itself hundreds of times every night, causing fragmented sleep. This leaves the person with unrefreshed sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue. It’s estimated that about five per cent of Australians suffer from this sleep disorder, with around one in four men over the age of 30 years affected.
Causes of Sleep Apnoea?
Obesity is one of the most common causes of sleep apnoea. A loss of around 5kg to 10kg may be enough to dramatically reduce the severity of the disorder. Other contributing factors include:
- Alcohol, especially in the evening – this relaxes the throat muscles and hampers the brain’s reaction to sleep disordered breathing
- Certain illnesses, like reduced thyroid hormone or the presence of a very large inflamed thyroid
- Large tonsils, for instance due to too much growth hormone or a congenital abnormality
- Medications, such as sleeping tablets and sedatives
- Genetically born with a Narrow Airway
- Nasal congestion and obstruction.
The most effective treatment available is a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. This involves a mask worn at night that keeps the back of the throat open by forcing air through the nose. Some people with sleep apnoea find the mask difficult to adapt to, however over time this becomes easier to tolerate and as a result will improve a person’s Quality of Life dramatically.
Our program allows your customers to trial a machine and mask before purchasing to ensure they have the right mask and they can tolerate the treatment.
Other treatments for sleep apnoea rely on changes to lifestyle, including losing weight and cutting down on alcohol. Any contributing medical condition, such as low production of thyroid hormone, also needs to be corrected. Any surgical conditions such as large tonsils should be corrected. The option of a Mandibular Splint Mouthguard could be effective for someone with mild sleep apnoea.
Our Sleep Apnoea Service:
The O’Loughlin’s Sleep Apnoea Service offers:
- Screening for sleep apnoea
- User friendly home based sleep study
- Diagnosis and Advice from a qualified Sleep Doctor
- CPAP equipment trial
- CPAP sales (machines, masks, cleaning equipment, pillows tubing)
- Ongoing professinal support and advice
Information supplied by Australian Pharmacy Sleep Services
Marianne, our fully qualified naturopath, is available every Friday between 10am-2pm for complimentary consultations to answer all your questions about natural medicines and supplements.
Other naturopathic services offered include:
- Iridology assessment
- Dietary and nutritional advice
Natural solutions for a wide range of health conditions
Pharmacists at O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy are able to provide absence from work certificates for sick leave and/or carer’s leave. Ask in-store for further details. Fees and conditions apply.
- have trouble swallowing tablets or capsules?
- suffer from allergic reactions to certain preservatives or colouring in your medications?
- have children who won’t take their medication because of their taste?
- require a medication in higher or lower strengths than what is available in proprietary products?
Then you may benefit from compounded medications. O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy can customise your medications to suit your specific needs. Enquire about this service next time you are in the pharmacy.
O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy offers express delivery within its local area. We can usually deliver to you the same day if the order is received before 2pm Monday to Friday (excludes weekends and public holidays). Conditions and fees apply – please ask in store for more details. If you would like to arrange a delivery, you can order by phone (02 9440 0030) or by email email@example.com
Visit O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy to get your instant ID photo taken conveniently while you wait. Our team have been trained to ensure all photos meet Australian Government and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.
No appointments required, come and visit us today.
Baby weighing facilities are available free of charge at O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy. Our team also provides professional advice and practical information for you and your baby. Consultations are complimentary and cover a range of topics including breastfeeding, bottle feeding, weaning, safe use of medicines in teething, fever and pain, cradle cap, nappy rash, constipation, coughs and colds etc.
No appointments required, come and visit our friendly team today.
To help you make your home a safer place, O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy offers a medication disposal service for you to safely return your expired and unwanted medicines.
At the end of each financial year, O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy can provide a tax printout for all the prescriptions filled with us this past financial year. To obtain a tax printout, simply come into the pharmacy and ask our friendly team. If it is more convenient for you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give the team a ring on 02 9440 0030 and we can organise for it to be posted to you.
O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy stock a wide range of manual and electric Medela breastpumps for hire and for sale. Available for hire is the Medela Symphony hospital grade breastpump which has been developed to mimic the baby’s natural sucking behaviour. To maintain health and hygiene, each mother is required to purchase her own single or double pump kit to attach to the Medela Symphony breastpump which can also be purchased from the pharmacy.
Pharmacists at O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy are trained to give nutritional advice as well as support and motivation to help you achieve your personal weight management goals. There is also a wide range of products with clinically-proven evidence available in store to assist with weight management.
O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy offers complimentary Blood Pressure Measuring in-store. Our pharmacist will also explain your results and provide professional advice about high or low blood pressure, and ways to help maintain healthy blood pressure which helps to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
No appointments required, come and visit us today.
O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy offers an extensive range of high quality home health care products for hire and for sale:
- Blood pressure monitors
- Over toilet aids
- Walking frames
- Shower chairs
- Shower stools
- Bed cradles
- CPAP machines
- CPAP masks
Visit us in-store and our friendly team will assist you with selecting the right product for your needs.