PulseCare is a wellness centre that provides Calgary a wide variety health services. We love to help people find a healthier lifestyle and ways to feel their healthiest. We do this by offering a variety of health consultations so we can help you learn about your body and how to properly maintain it. We strive to treat our Calgary community as family, and treat everyone as equals. No matter what your budget is, we won’t turn you away as we believe everyone deserves to live their best and healthiest life. We will always find a solution that works for you.
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We offer consultations for individuals, couples, families, and large groups. A typical individual travel health and vaccine consult will take 30 minutes and include a comprehensive destination itinerary and personal medical history review by our Doctor of Pharmacy,along with the administration of any applicable vaccines,The pre-travel consultation offers a dedicated time to prepare travelers for the health concerns that may arise during their trips.
The goals of the pre-travel consultation are to review the traveler’s planned activities and itinerary including any airport stops and layovers, as this may affect vaccine requirements. We then use that information to determine any potential health hazards; to educate the traveler regarding the anticipated risks and methods for minimizing those risks; to provide immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases and medications for prophylaxis, self-treatment, or both; and to educate the traveler to best manage his or her health throughout the trip.
Ideally the consultation is scheduled 10-14 days prior to travel or in some cases at least 30 days prior to travel. But we understand this is not always possible and can see people at any time prior to departure, even the same day!
Pulse care Travel Clinic specializes in travel vaccinations. Our Pharmacy team will help you understand your personalized vaccine needs for any destination.
As part of your pre-travel consultation, our team will educate you on the travel vaccines or medications available to reduce the risk of contracting an illness on your trip.
With preventative care, we will help you prepare for a healthy and safe trip to any destination.
Receiving travel vaccines before your trip is an important part of the pre-travel routine that is often neglected. At Pulse Care, we aim to educate travellers and to help individuals see the world, safely. We are committed to ensure maximum immunization coverage in all populations, from small children to the elderly.
Recommendations for specific vaccines related to travel will depend on your specific itinerary, duration of travel, what activities you will engage in during travel, and your prior vaccine and health history. Vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, poliomyelitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), rotavirus, human papillomavirus (HPV), and pneumococcal and meningococcal invasive disease are routinely administered, usually in childhood or adolescence. Influenza vaccine is routinely recommended for all people aged ≥6 months, each year. A dose of herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine is recommended for adults aged ≥50 years. If a person does not have a history of adequate protection against these diseases, those immunizations should be completed. A visit to a Travel clinic for travel-related immunizations should be seen as an opportunity to bring an incompletely vaccinated person up-to-date on his or her routine vaccinations.
immunization is one of the most important public health measures used to protect the health of Albertans. It is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions.
Immunization helps your body to build immunity, or resistance, against certain diseases before you are exposed to those diseases. Vaccines are used for immunization.
Vaccines are very important to public health and their use has significantly contributed to the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
We offer wide range of routine and travel vaccination including but not limited to following
Hepatitis A (Twinrix®, Havrix®, Vivaxim®)
Hepatitis B (Twinrix®, Engerix®)
Thyphoid (Typhim Vi®, Vivotif®, Vivaxim®)
Cholera (Dukoral®) aka Traveller’s Diarrhea
Japanese Encephalitits (Ixiaro®)
Meningococcal Meningitis (Trumenba®, Nimenrix®)
Compounding is the creation of a pharmaceutical preparation—a drug—by a licensed pharmacist to meet the unique needs of an individual patient (either human or animal) when a commercially available drug does not meet those needs. A patient may not be able to tolerate the commercially available drug, the exact preparation needed may not be commercially available, or a patient may require a drug that is currently in shortage or discontinued. At Pulse Care we work with patients and physicians to provide a personal and customized solution to meet all your pharmaceutical needs. We have the ability to customize drug strengths, dosage forms (creams/ointments, tablets/capsules, suppositories, etc.), change flavours, or exclude specific ingredients present in commercially available products that may be allergy-inducing to some patients.
Following are a few examples of a compounding
- Customize strength or dosage.
- Flavor a medication (to make it more palatable for a child or a pet).
- Reformulate the drug to exclude an unwanted, nonessential ingredient, such as lactose, gluten, or a dye to which a patient is allergic.
- Change the form of the medication for patients who, for example, have difficulty swallowing or experience stomach upset when taking oral medication.
Medication Review & Management
A medication therapy review is a one-on-one consultation between a pharmacist and a patient during which the pharmacist collects information about the patient’s health conditions and all of the medications he/she takes – whether prescribed, over the counter, or a natural health product.
At Pulse Care We provide an expert assessment by Doctor of Pharmacy to verify medications, dosage, side effect and potential interactions. It also provides the opportunity to ask questions to better understand medications and the proper way they should be taken, reducing the risk for medication-related problems.
Chronic Disease Management & Education
Smoking Cessation & Tabacco Education
If you’re like many smokers and tobacco users, you know you should quit. But you aren’t sure how to do it. Quitting smoking all at once might work for some people. But you’ll improve your chances of success by getting help from your health care provider and making a plan.
Talk to your pharmacist. All community pharmacists can help you in your goal by listening and providing information and advice about:
- different smoking cessation medications (both prescription and non-prescription choices)
- managing nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms
- dealing with slips and relapses
- coping with stress
- general strategies to help you quit
- finding other support networks and resources to help you quit
Pharmacists trained in smoking cessation are better able to assess your readiness and ability to quit, help you change your behaviours to stop smoking, develop and customize an action plan to help you quit, monitor your progress, and support you through each step of your plan.Whether you are looking for a customized plan to help you stop smoking for good, seeking some advice on nicotine patches or anything in between, talk to our Expert pharmacist. You can start your plan to quit smoking today!