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Congratulations to Dr. Lorri Gebo-Shaver, who has now completed advanced certification training in Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Dr. Gebo-Shaver is now a certified Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist, carrying the prestigious C4 Designation for excellence in compounding pharmacy and hormone preparations.

C4 is the short label for Professional Compounding Centers of America’s (PCCA) Comprehensive Core Concepts in Compounding (C4) education program.

Read more in our formal announcement below:

PRESS RELEASE

Pocatello, ID, November 8, 2017 – Proper hormone balance is key to a woman’s overall health and quality of life.   But as they age, many women need additional supplements to maintain optimum hormone levels.  Now there is more expertise than ever in hormone replacement therapy right here in Pocatello.

Local Compounding Pharmacist, Dr. Lorri Gebo-Shaver, Pharm.D, has achieved the professional certification of Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist by completing a rigorous program of study, Comprehensive Core Concepts in Compounding, offered by PCCA.

Full Course of Study

The course includes specialized study of ovarian anatomy, physiology and endogenous hormone function, laboratory tests and uses, clinical compounded treatment therapies, dosing guidelines and patient counseling.

 

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About HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a growing practice in pharmacy compounding, in which specialized pharmacists prepare customized medications for patients, by prescription order, when a practitioner determines that an off-the-shelf medication is not appropriate for the patient. HRT is most often prescribed to ease the symptoms of menopause, but it also can be used to treat a variety of conditions that women of all ages may experience, including:

·       Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) ·       Irregular menstrual cycle
·       Moodiness ·       Infertility
·       Post-partum depression ·       Weight gain
·       Endometriosis ·       Fibrocystic breasts
·       Sleep disturbances ·       Hot flashes
·       Night sweats ·       Decreased libido
·       Painful sexual intercourse ·       Vaginal dryness

These conditions affect millions of women. As the number of women seeking hormone-related treatment has grown, so has the mass production of pills, patches and creams by the drug industry. However, each woman’s body is different and has its own unique needs, but commercially manufactured products tend to be “one-size-fits-all,” and do not always account for the differences between individuals.

Your Health Care Team

Working closely with a woman and her healthcare provider, a compounding pharmacist can help a woman start and maintain a hormone replacement regimen that brings her hormones back into balance and closely mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years. With a healthcare provider’s prescription, the compounding pharmacist can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including:

  • Capsules
  • Topical or vaginal creams, gels, and foams
  • Suppositories
  • Sublingual drops or troches

 

Once the therapy is begun, the compounding pharmacist will continue to work with the woman and her prescriber to make sure the HRT is working correctly, adjusting the dosage if necessary, ensuring that the medication is just right for her body.

Shaver is Your Local Expert Resource for HRT

Shaver Pharmacy in Pocatello continues to lead Idaho in advanced modern pharmacy services and is licensed in Montana, Wyoming and Washington. They maintain the region’s most advanced sterile compounding lab and are one of only two pharmacies in Idaho to have earned the prestigious PCAB Accreditation standard.  With this additional accomplishment, Dr. Lorri Gebo-Shaver now offers even more professional experience and insight to her patients.

PCCA is a complete resource for independent compounding pharmacies, including the profession’s most comprehensive training and professional education programs. The company’s members are nearly 4,000 independent community pharmacists in the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries around the world. PCCA was incorporated in 1981 by a network of pharmacists who recognized the need to help patients requiring customized medications. Those pharmacists became pioneers in the modern era of pharmacy compounding.

 

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Free Glucose Tests November 14, 2017  9a-12p, 1-3p

Shaver Pharmacy is pleased to offer free glucose testing at our Pocatello Pharmacy location November 14, 2017.

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People with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or just concerns about their blood sugar levels are encouraged to come by and learn more about how glucose levels affect our health, for both better and worse.

November 14, 2017

Shaver will offer free blood glucose testing Tuesday November 14, from 9a to 12pm, and again  from 1p-3pm.   No appointment necessary.   Just stop in and talk to our friendly staff.   We’ll help you all the way.  Check out our full selection of diabetes support products and services here.

Understanding Glucose Levels

Managing your blood glucose is key to good health and mitigating the effects of conditions like diabetes.   Our expect staff can give you lots of great ideas and help you find solutions and products to be healthier and more comfortable.

A glucose test is a  blood test used to determine glucose in the blood. It is mainly used in screening for prediabetes or diabetes.

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Fasting Test or Random

Blood glucose tests can be either random or fasting tests. For a fasting blood glucose test, you don’t want to eat or drink anything but water for eight hours before your test. You may want to schedule a fasting glucose test first thing in the morning so you don’t have to fast during the day.

Questions–Call us at Shaver Pharmacy In Pocatello 208 233 3341.

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Shaver Pharmacy introduces New, Larger Mastectomy Support and Bra Fitting Private Room

Just in time to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2017, Shaver Pharmacy is proud to offer upgraded programs and facilities for our local breast cancer survivors in Pocatello.

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Our compassionate team of professionally trained, experienced post mastectomy counselors, LeAnn and Norma are here to help you regain your figure, heal your body and skin, and help smooth your transition into a post mastectomy, post breast cancer treatment life.

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We offer a huge selection of the lastest post mastectomy bras and prosthetics, and custom fitting to help you feel as comfortable as possible.

Our new, larger, private mastectomy bra fitting room in Pocatello is the perfect place for you to get private, confidential and professional service and support.

Breast Cancer Mastectomy Support

Mastectomy Counselor Norma consults with a client at Shaver Pharmacy

Recovery from mastectomy surgery is challenging in the best of circumstances.

Our goal at Shaver Pharmacy is to make the first few days and weeks after your surgery as comfortable as possible.

Our trained counselors Leann and Norma have helped hundreds of women in our community just like you.

We can help fit you with special garments, bras, prosthetics, and provide compassionate, individual counsel for your post mastectomy journey.

Early Recovery Kit

We work with all major companies, like American Breast Care, and offer kits designed to make the first few weeks of your surgical recovery easier and more comfortable.

The ABC Post Surgical Kit is now available upstairs in our Durable Medical Equipment Showroom.

Breast Cancer Pocatello Mastectomy Support

New Mastectomy Recovery Kit from American Breast Care–Now Available at Shaver Pharmacy

Before your surgery, make an appointment with one of our mastectomy counselors to explore your post surgical options.

You’ll have your support team in place once your surgery is complete.

These new post surgery kits can simplify your post surgical recovery.

The kit includes a comfortable cotton Leisure Bra, and two Velcro attachable pouches for drain bulbs.

Breast Cancer Surgery Mastectomy Support

ABC’s Mastectomy Recovery Kit Leisure Bra and attachable Drain Bulb Pouch

The kit also includes a feather weight non-silicone puff form.
This can gently and discretely restore a natural shape shortly after your surgery.

Lightweight Puff Insert

Lightweight Puff Insert

Designed for Early Recovery

All the products are specially designed to work over tender, sensitive recent surgery without disrupting healing.

As your recovery progresses, we can fit you with additional products that while help you regain your form as your body strengthens.

Compassionate, Professional Support

Our personable, caring, experienced staff is here to help you every step of the way.

When it comes to post mastectomy surgical recovery, you don’t have to go through it alone, or struggle to find garments to fit you during this time.

Breast Cancer Post Mastectomy support

Mastectomy Bras and Garments at Shaver Pharmacy

At Shaver Pharmacy, we can help you with first rate people, and products like the American Breast Care Post Surgical Kit.

Call Leann or Norma in our upstairs Durable Medical Equipment showroom with your questions and concerns. We’re here to help you.   208-232-7750.

We can help you feel, like you again. Just like we’ve helped dozens of other women in our community recovering from this very personal surgical experience.

Post Mastectomy Recovery is one of our points of emphasis, upstairs at Shaver Pharmacy.

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SHAVER PHARMACY OFFERS NEWLY REMODELED UPSTAIRS HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SHOWROOM!

The dust has settled and we’re now welcoming everyone in Pocatello and surrounding communities to visit our all new home medical equipment showroom upstairs at Shaver Pharmacy.

We still offer a great selection of products to meet all your home medical needs, including walkers, bathroom safety supplies, supplies for medical professionals, and a huge inventory of the latest offerings in medical office professional clothing and scrubs.   Now in a more efficient and easy to shop layout.

Image of Shaver Remodeled DME Showroom

We also offer custom post mastectomy bra fittings and prosthetics in a private fitting room.  We have 2 compassionate and highly trained professional mastectomy support counselors to help you regain your shape and recover quickly from breast cancer treatment.   LeAnn and Norma are here to help you.

In September 2017, we remodeled our upstairs and rebuilt our Durable Medical Equipment Showroom from the ground up.

Our professionally trained DME staff is friendly, knowledgeable and here to give you the personal attention and support your deserve. When it comes to Home Medical Equipment in Pocatello, no one offers you more and better service than Shaver Pharmacy.

Upstairs DME Showroom at Shaver Pharmacy

Upstairs DME Showroom at Shaver Pharmacy

Durable medical Equipment

Shaver Pharmacy and Compounding Center offers the largest and most complete home medical equipment showroom in Pocatello.   Located on our second floor, this department is nationally accredited through the Health Quality Accreditation Association (HQAA) to provide Medicare Part B products and services to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Our professional staff has earned the advanced certification and training necessary to deliver the highest quality services in oxygen therapy, CPAP fitting and setup, diabetic test strips and supplies, and wheelchair, walker, and mobility device fitting.  We are also the most qualified retail based diabetic shoe fitters in Pocatello and Southeast Idaho.

Professionally Trained DME Staff at Shaver Pharmacy

Professionally Trained DME Staff at Shaver Pharmacy

Wheelchairs and Walkers at Shaver Pharmacy

Wheelchairs and Walkers at Shaver Pharmacy

Our showroom is stocked with products to help manage things like diabetes, high blood pressure, incontinence, and reduced mobility.  We carry complete product lines of wheelchairs, walkers, and canes for increased mobility; braces and supports for shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles; compression hose and stockings for circulatory problem control; and home safety and bathroom accessibility products.

Supplies for Health Care Professionals

Full Selection of Medical Scrubs and Clinic Wear

Full Selection of Medical Scrubs and Clinic Wear

Professional Supplies for Health Care Workers

Professional Supplies for Health Care Workers

 

For the health care professional we also carry Southeast Idaho’s largest selection of scrubs, office wear clothing, and medical professional equipment and supplies.  Our professional staff is always willing to special order related products not found on our showroom floor.

Private Consultation

Inside our showroom we have private, fully equipped treatment and fitting rooms.   Here we can help with:

  • Post Mastectomy Support, Consultation, Recovery and Bra Fitting
  • Diabetic Shoe Fitting
  • CPAP and BiPAP Custom Fitting
  • Blood Draws

Shaver Pharmacy and Compounding Center also provides oxygen therapy services in the greater Pocatello area.  We carry oxygen concentrators and portable oxygen and our HQAA accredited staff is well trained to provide in-home setup, delivery, and maintenance services.  We are fully accredited to provide these services to Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance beneficiaries.

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image of a flu shotShaver Pharmacy will be offering flu shots in Pocatello for the 2017-18 Flu season starting September 18th.

Shots are available on a walk in basis during normal pharmacy hours.

Call 208 233 3341 for information.

Doctors recommend flu shots as a precautionary measure for at risk patients, particularly the elderly.   Talk to your doctor about whether a flu shot is a good idea for you.

If so, don’t wait.   Flu shots are avaiable in limited quantities and delivered on a first come, first served basis.

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Introducing Red Tag Wednesdays at Shaver Pharmacy!

Save 50% or more on select clearance items every Wednesday at Shaver.

We always maintain a great selection of clearance items.   Now, come see us on Wednesdays and save even more.   Check out our Clearance Items Table and look for the red tags–they’ll mark items we’ve cut by 50% or more!

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Every Wednesday, we’ll be specially marking down selected items cutting an extra 50% OFF our already low clearance priced items.    Its a great way to pick up a few necessary household and family care items and save big!

Call us at 208 233 3341 for more info.

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Pharmacy and DME Showroom Hours

We want to clarify our operating hours to make sure you can get what you need when you need it.

Our Pharmacy and OTC Retail hours downstairs are slightly different than those for our Durable Medical Equipment and Home Health Show Room hours upstairs.

The biggest difference is our Pharmacy is open on Sundays, but the DME Showroom is not.

DME also closes at 6p on weekdays, while the Pharmacy closes at 7p.

Please feel free to call us at 208 233 -3341 with any questions.

Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri: 9-7
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: 11-4

DME Showroom Hours
Mon-Fri: 9-6
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: Closed

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Enter to Win A Beautiful Gift Basket at Shaver!

Shaver Pharmacy invites you to enter our free drawing

for one of 2 wonderful Burt’s Bees Gift Baskets we’re giving away this holiday season!

Burts Bees Gift Basket Holiday Savings

No Purchase Necessary–just stop by Shaver Pharmacy and enter to win!

As a Christmas “Thank You” to our customers we are doing a drawing for 2 Burt’s Bees Gift Baskets.  No purchase required. We will have one basket downstairs and one upstairs in our Durable Medical Equipment Showroom.

Enter our Free Burt’s Bees Gift Basket Drawing!  Win one of 2 gift baskets.  Winner will be announced Wednesday December 21st!

“Merry Christmas From all of us at Shaver Pharmacy!”
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Ease Mastectomy Recovery with Help From Shaver Pharmacy

Breast Cancer Mastectomy Support

Mastectomy Counselor Norma consults with a client at Shaver Pharmacy

Recovery from mastectomy surgery is challenging in the best of circumstances.

Our goal at Shaver Pharmacy is to make the first few days and weeks after your surgery as comfortable as possible.

We have a caring team of professional mastectomy counselors and fitters who are here to help you every step of the way.

Our trained counselors Leann and Norma have helped hundreds of women in our community just like you.

We can help fit you with special garments, bras, prosthetics, and provide compassionate, individual counsel for your post mastectomy journey.

New Early Recovery Kit

We’re pleased to introduce a new product we’ve just received from American Breast Care designed to make the first few weeks of your surgical recovery easier and more comfortable.

The ABC Post Surgical Kit is now available upstairs in our Durable Medical Equipment Showroom.

Breast Cancer Pocatello Mastectomy Support

New Mastectomy Recovery Kit from American Breast Care–Now Available at Shaver Pharmacy

Before your surgery, make an appointment with one of our mastectomy counselors to explore your post surgical options.

You’ll have your support team in place once your surgery is complete.

These new post surgery kits can simplify your post surgical recovery.

The kit includes a comfortable cotton Leisure Bra, and two Velcro attachable pouches for drain bulbs.

Breast Cancer Surgery Mastectomy Support

ABC’s Mastectomy Recovery Kit Leisure Bra and attachable Drain Bulb Pouch

The kit also includes a feather weight non-silicone puff form.
This can gently and discretely restore a natural shape shortly after your surgery.

Lightweight Puff Insert

Lightweight Puff Inser

Designed for Early Recovery

All the products are specially designed to work over tender, sensitive recent surgery without disrupting healing.

As your recovery progresses, we can fit you with additional products that while help you regain your form as your body strengthens.

Compassionate, Professional Support

Our personable, caring, experienced staff is here to help you every step of the way.

When it comes to post mastectomy surgical recovery, you don’t have to go through it alone, or struggle to find garments to fit you during this time.

Breast Cancer Post Mastectomy support

Mastectomy Bras and Garments at Shaver Pharmacy

At Shaver Pharmacy, we can help you with first rate people, and products like the American Breast Care Post Surgical Kit.

Call Leann or Norma in our upstairs Durable Medical Equipment showroom with your questions and concerns. We’re here to help you.   208-232-7750.

We can help you feel, like you again. Just like we’ve helped dozens of other women in our community recovering from this very personal surgical experience.

Post Mastectomy Recovery is one of our points of emphasis, upstairs at Shaver Pharmacy.

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Shaver Pharmacy is pleased to announce vastly expanded online and smartphone technologies to make prescription refills easier than ever!

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DID YOU KNOW . . . . . .

In addition to our automated telephone refill system, you can conveniently refill prescriptions in other ways:

ONLINE

Select the Web refills tab, go to the QUICK REFILL section, fill out the required information and submit using the Quick Refill button.

USE OUR NEW MOBILE APP

For mobile convenience, try our free RefillRx mobile app.

Go to our website: www.shaverpharmacy.com

Select the Web refills tab, scroll down to the Download RefillRx Mobile Today section and select either the iphone Link or Android Link button. Follow the download instructions. All personal information entered must match the information on your prescription bottle.

PERSONAL ACCOUNT

Better yet, set up a user account to manage all of your prescriptions and receive medication and patient education materials.

Go to our website: www.shaverpharmacy.com

Select the Web refills tab, go to the USER LOGIN section and select Register Now. Complete the user information section and submit using the Submit Registration Form button. All personal information entered must match the information on your prescription bottle.

MORE GREAT OPTIONS THAN EVER

At Shaver Pharmacy, we’re committed to making your pharmacy experience as safe, reliable and convenient as possible.    You can trust our secure digitial solutions to give you more safe options than ever to refill your prescriptions and communicate with our expert staff on your schedule.

And you can always call us at 233-3341 with any questions.

See you soon, at Shaver Pharmacy!

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Location:

235 South 4th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 233-3341

Hours:

Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri: 9-7
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: 11-4

DME Showroom Hours
Mon-Fri: 9-6
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: Closed
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