Richard Waithe, PharmD Healthcare Guru

Dr. Richard is the Founder of MedVize, a personal medication management company and is the host of Rx Radio, a podcast dedicated the pharmacy profession. He is a pharmacist who is committed to helping individuals better manage their health and medications. He is passionate about advancing the profession of pharmacy with a focus on machine learning and blockchain technologies. His mission is to provide people with understandable knowledge to best manage their health while ensuring their medications are convenient, affordable, safe, and effective. Dr. Richard holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida, and fun fact, although living in sunny Miami, Florida, he loves snowboarding. 

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Dear Healthcare Professional, Don’t Take It Personal

Being a healthcare provider is really hard. Here’s one way to make it easier. Being a healthcare provider means it’s highly likely that the people we take care of on a daily basis are sick.

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The Real Costs of Healthcare Mergers

It seems like every week we’re hearing talks of a large Healthcare merger, and as of late, it has heavily involved the prescription medication sectors. Whether it be two large companies merging or larger companies acquiring smaller ones, it’s just been more frequent than usual.

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Dealing with Sleep Issues

Here’s my take on how to best deal with sleep issues. I want to start by saying, please do not take sleep issues lightly. If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, it’s something that I think should be addressed immediately.

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Pharmacy School: Many Wouldn’t do it Again, I Would.

With the current landscape of the industry, if posed the question, “would you go to pharmacy school again,” many pharmacists may say they’d reconsider. But me? I’d absolutely love to go back to pharmacy school. Heck, I wish I could go back to undergrad, remember all the free time?!

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Prescription Meds: The New Loaf of Bread?

Why a consumer’s purchasing behavior of prescription medication is now the same as buying a loaf of bread. It’s no surprise that people want to get the best deal. And with today’s advancement in tech and social media, it has never been easier to find the best prices for a desired product. But, what does this have to do with pharmacy? Well, everything.

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Amazon’s Pharmacy

My take on the future of the Community Pharmacy. Let's face it. Pharmacists are not happy. At all. And, they’re terrified. Everyday fearing their pharmacy will have their hours cut, again. Fear that their pharmacy might get acquired, or worse, announce its’ last day of business. Community Pharmacy is dealing with a lot of changes, like trying new revenue models and dealing with insurance reimbursement rates declining.

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The Future of Incentivized Healthcare

In April of 2017, I had an interaction with a patient who was having trouble paying for his mental health medications. It was heartbreaking. And as a pharmacist, I experience this pain way too often. But for some reason, I really couldn’t stop thinking about this particular interaction. I felt like I needed to do something about it and that night I told myself that one day I’d be a part of something that would help people pay for their medications. Before bed, I registered a domain name for a website with not the slightest idea of what would come of it. But it finally came together.

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Pharmacist vs Alexa

I have been dabbling with the idea of whether Alexa, or any other of the new voice devices, is going to replace the Pharmacist or not. And I have found that, in theory, they can. But will they be able to pull it off?

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