Aikenhead's Drug Store - Abouthttp://www.aikenheads.ca/about/Wed, 04 Jul 2018 8:02:26 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Meet Our Pharmacists]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/Fri, 06 Apr 2018 9:30:13 -0700Aikenhead's Pharmacists are ready to serve you! ]]><![CDATA[Danielle Miller]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/danielle-miller/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/danielle-miller/Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:40:46 -0700<![CDATA[Community Involvement]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/community-involvement/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/community-involvement/Sun, 29 Jan 2017 9:09:48 -0700April 5th was Sweater Day in Downtown Renfrew.


 

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<![CDATA[Meet Our Staff]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-staff/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-staff/Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:49:15 -0700Aikenhead's Drug Store welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Couper]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/carol-freemark/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/carol-freemark/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:37:23 -0700B.Sc.Phm, R.Ph, CGP

Education

University of Toronto, Class of 2007

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

Training

CPR / First Aid

OPA Injection Training

Ideal Protein Consultant

Memberships

Ontario Pharmacists' Association

Volunteer Work

Community Living past board member

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<![CDATA[Karen E Church]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/karen-e-church/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/karen-e-church/Wed, 28 Oct 2015 7:04:20 -0700Pharmacy Manager / Travel Health Pharmacist
B.Sc.Phm, R.Ph, CTH

Registered pharmacist since 2000
Completed student training and internship at Aikenhead's

Training:
OPA Injection Certificate Program
Infectious Disease Certificate Program

Certificate in Travel Health

Publications:
CPJ - Community Based Pharmaceutical Care

Memberships:
International Society of Travel Medicine
Ontario Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Volunteer work:
Co-op Preceptor
SPEP Preceptor for Pharmacy Students

Reason for becoming a Pharmacist:
Born and raised in Renfrew, I wanted to choose a career that allowed me to come back to the area and raise a family here. I wanted to work in the health care field directly with the public and pharmacy allowed me to do both.I like small town independent pharmacy because you really get to know your patients.
 

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<![CDATA[Expanding our Space]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/expanding-our-space/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/expanding-our-space/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:45:55 -0700In response to the expanded scope of practise of pharmacists, Aikenhead's is hard at work making our space work for you!  The expansion will allow pharmacists to counsel patients on medications in a more private location.  The expanding space of Aikenenhead's Drug Store means more one on one time with your friendly Aikenhead's pharmacists!

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<![CDATA[Awards and Recognition]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/awards-and-recognition/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/awards-and-recognition/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:48:21 -07002009
  • Outstanding business achievement award - Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sheila Kemp named Ontario Pharmacist of the Year
  • Sheila Kemp named as recipient of the Wyeth Bowl of Hygeia for Community Service

2010

  • Reader's Choice Awards- Renfrew Mercury
    • Sheila Kemp-Diamond Pharmacist
    • Aikenhead's-Diamond Drug Store
    • Aikenhead's- Platinum for cards, stationary and gifts
    • Most outstanding business

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<![CDATA[Sheila Kemp]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/sheila-kemp/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/sheila-kemp/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:46:44 -0700Sheila Kemp | Owner/Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

Sheila Kemp R.Ph., B.Sc.Phm CGP

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist
2009 Ontario Pharmacist of the Year
2009 Bowl of Hygeia Award Winner (Ontario)

As the owner of Aikenhead’s PharmaChoice, I strive to ensure that this pharmacy is the one who patients look to for current, knowledgeable information and exceptional pharmaceutical care. I am a strong advocate of continuing education and encourage my staff to work with me to achieve this goal. I continually look for needs within our community and specialize to meet those needs for our customers.

Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Toronto, 1982

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Primary Care Certification, Prato, Italy

CoaguChek INR Monitor Certification, Ottawa

Methadone Treatment Workshop, Ontario College of Pharmacists

Level 1 Certification in Diabetes Patient Care, Ontario Pharmacists’ Association

Level 1 Certification in Cardiovascular Patient Care, Ontario Pharmacists’ Association

Level 1 Certification in Women’s Health, Ontario Pharmacists’ Association

Preceptor for pharmacy students at University of Toronto and University of Waterloo

Ontario Board of Director, PharmaChoice

Compounding Pharmacist, Professional Compounding Centers of America

Immunization Certificate, Ontario Pharmacists’ Association

Honors and Awards:

2009 Pharmacist of the Year (Ontario Pharmacists’ Association) in recognition of outstanding service to the profession of pharmacy.

2009 Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia Award, in recognition of commitment to community service.

2009 Outstanding Business of the Year, Renfrew Chamber of Commerce

Community Service:

Director, Bonnechere Manor Foundation

Past Director, Renfrew Rotary Club

Member and Past Director, Renfrew Business Initiatives Association (BIA)

Executive member and past president, Renfrew Tennis Club

Executive committee member & title sponsor of the annual Aikenhead’s Hospice Classic Golf Tournament, raising $73,000 since inception in 2007

Seller of Break Open tickets for Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary

Director, ESSO Women’s National Hockey Championships, 2002

Sponsor of many local sports teams and individual players

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<![CDATA[History]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/history/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/history/Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:42:32 -0700Aikenhead's PharmaChoice was founded in 1938, by Bill Aikenhead, and has served Renfrew and Area with unparalleled service for over 70 years.

Aikenhead's has a long history of community involvement.  Don Aikenhead, a former owner, was a member of town council.  Neil Ritchie, also a prior owner, was a member of The Rotary Club.  Andrew Ritchie, a current staff pharmacist is a member of The Rotary Club.

Aikenhead's Drug Store is the major sponsor of The Aikenhead's Hospice Classic. It is in its 7th year of operation, and has raised $117 000 dollars for Hospice Renfrew so far.

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<![CDATA[Lorraine Hansen]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/lorraine-hansen/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/meet-our-pharmacists/lorraine-hansen/Sun, 08 Sep 2013 6:31:46 -0700B.Sc./B.Sc(Phm)/CDE/RPh

Education

University of Manitoba Class of 1998

Experience

Has practised pharmacy in Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario

Started at Aikenhead's in 2002

Training

Ontario Pharmacist's Association Injection Certification Program (2012)

Canadian Diabetes Association Certified Diabetes Educator (2009)

Memberships

Ontario Pharmacist's Association

Canadian Pharmacist's Association

Canadian Diabetes Association

Volunteer Work

Classroom visits to grade 1 students about Pharmacy and Chemistry

Classroom visits to grade 3 students about Prescription Medications

Presentations to the Alzheimer Society support groups

Best part about pharmacy: Working and communicating with different people all day

 

"For the past 15 years I have thoroughly enjoyed my career as a community pharmacist.  Being a pharmacist has not only enabled me to work in three different provinces but has also allowed me to live and work in smaller communities where I have the opportunity to get to know the people who call or come into the store.  I became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2009 and since that time I have been able to use my knowledge and skills to help people better understand and control their diabetes."

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<![CDATA[Working with The Bonnechere Manor]]>http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/working-with-bonnechere-manor/http://www.aikenheads.ca/about/working-with-bonnechere-manor/Wed, 04 Sep 2013 7:26:37 -0700Aikenhead's Drug Store has an outstanding working relationship with the staff at The Bonnechere Manor.  Be assured that if you or your loved one is admitted to The Manor, the Aikenhead's Drug Store and Bonnechere Manor teams work hard to look after you.

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