Marla Ahlgrimm spent the better part of four decades in the world of medicine. The retired pharmacist says she wouldn’t trade a moment of her long career. Here, Ahlgrimm shares information for young women interested in a career behind the pharmacy counter.
Q: What does a pharmacist do?
Marla Ahlgrimm: A pharmacist is an expert in drug dosage, chemical reactions, and regulation. He or she fills prescriptions given to patients by their primary or special healthcare provider. A pharmacist will consult with individual patients to determine any potential reactions between current medications and their new prescription and may work with their doctor to change their prescriptions based on what they find.