Vaccine Center of Excellence Virtual Workshop: Atlantic

About the Speaker

Michelle Stewart

Michelle Stewart is the Clinical Lead of the newly developed Lawton’s Walk-In Clinics throughout Nova Scotia. Since graduation in 2009 from Dalhousie University, Michelle has not only embraced the clinical aspects of community pharmacy, she leading others to do the same. Her advocacy for pharmacy is apparent in her community projects, speaking engagements and her podcast, Canadian Pharmer. However, she would argue that her true intention is to advocate for patients, not pharmacists, it just so happens that pharmacists possess a surplus of skills required to optimize patient care.

Preventative healthcare is the cornerstone of Michelle’s intention to reduce poor outcomes and eliminate unnecessary suffering. Her approach to pharmacy practice is not a typical day in the life. Interested? Take some time to join the conversation, laugh a little and learn a lot. You just might walk away loving your career as much as she does, keeping in mind she’s completed enamored with this profession.

Place of Practice:

Throughout Nova Scotia

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Witnessing people suffering knowing that it could have been prevented.

Make it the norm – when you ask about allergies, ask about immunization history, don’t overcomplicate the process.

I simply endorse immunization with conviction. I know it saves lives, I know it is vital and so I share that with my patients. In terms of their healthcare, I am their agent, I feel a responsibility to make them aware of the resources available to them to feel better – not just today, but tomorrow.

Keep it simple. Remember why the conversation is so important, and you’ll never forget to have the conversation.