Community focus is returning
Close to home here in the Catskills while the nation endured a paralyzing pandemic, Ed Ullmann of the mountain top community pharmacy Wellness Rx, figured out that corporate pharmacy and healthcare in America were under-serving those that needed help the most and found a way to change that immediately. He designed a blueprint to open America’s first community nonprofit pharmacy, for the public good of all and mostly to help tomorrow’s kids. He would convert his Tannersville location to a nonprofit business model to protect it and save it from corporate raiders and then open the first “Pharmacy for the Public Good” in Phoenicia, NY in the summer of 2022.
Ed Ullmann is the owner and pharmacy manager of Wellness Rx, a holistic and patient-centered pharmacy in Tannersville, and soon ... Phoenicia! Far from the chain store aesthetic (or lack thereof) the Tannersville location where we met is a meticulously painted Victorian with a wraparound porch. Inside there's a warm general store vibe, with wood floors and pharmacy cases, and a diverse inventory of traditional, natural, and holistic medicine; plus home goods, gifts, and crafts by dozens of local vendors. Ed Ullmann showed us around, and then we settled into a comfortable consultation room, to hear his vision for sustainable rural healthcare.
Wellness Rx's Three-Month Plan for Nerve Pain: Post Herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles Pain)
Nerve pain can result from many sources and is one of the more difficult types of pain to treat. The searing, burning, electric shock kind of pain leaves patients in constant discomfort. Depression and anger can quickly set-in leaving the patient feeling lonely and helpless.
PBMS: DESTROYERS OF MAIN STREET PHARMACY IN AMERICA
Unlike Canada, and most of Europe, where the romance of community pharmacy is still celebrated as the dominant structure for wellness services and the distribution of pharmaceuticals, the American distribution system has been taken over by regional and national publicly-traded Pharmacy chains.
WELLNESS RX SPECIAL REPORT: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has become one of the most common and troublesome conditions for which patients seek medical attention primarily for symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas and abdominal pain. By far, it is the number one disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) system.