pharmacist consulting with doctoOPEN’s researchers are conducting a study to better understand family physician attitudes towards MedsCheck and Pharmaceutical Opinion services provided by community pharmacies.

We would also like to learn about how physicians’ practice workflow may be impacted by these services.

We are looking for family physicians who have been in practice in Ontario for at least the last four years, and who have received MedsCheck or Pharmaceutical Opinion documents.

Your participation would involve a telephone interview up to 30 minutes.

Both your identity and the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential to the extent permitted by law.

We are offering a $100 Indigo gift card for taking the time to participate in the interview.

Are you interested in finding out more about this study?

Please contact Dr. Lisa Dolovich.
Tel.: (905) 525-9140, extension 28509
Fax: (905) 527-4440
[email protected]

Download the study recruitment flyer (PDF)



MedsCheck
is a one-on-one meeting with a community pharmacist to identify and create a list of all medications (prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, natural health products) the patient is taking and to help the patient (or caregiver) better understand the medications and ensure that they are being taken properly. Any Ontarian taking 3 or more prescription medications for a chronic illness, or anyone living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and taking 1 prescription medication for it, may qualify for a MedsCheck service.

The Pharmaceutical Opinion Program refers to the identification by the pharmacist of a potential drug-related problem during the course of dispensing a new or repeat prescription or when conducting a MedsCheck. Pharmacists are eligible for reimbursement only for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients.