Shiv joined Grand Avenue Pharmacy in the summer of 2014 after doing an internship as a pharmacy student with Ian and Kelly at Mainstreet Pharmacy in 2009. He is our clinical pharmacist who performs med reviews both in the store and at client residences. The following is a description of some of the services Shiv provides at Grand Avenue Pharmacy.
Pharmacist prescribing is just one of the clinical services that pharmacists can offer to help ease the burden off the busy healthcare system. At Grand Avenue Pharmacy we have 2 pharmacists certified to prescribe – Shiv Nijjar and Ian Kruger. It is important to remember that this prescribing does not replace your need to see your doctor for regular checkups. At our pharmacy we prescribe within our scope of practice and for minor ailments. These minor ailments include allergies, cold sores, minor headache, dermatitis, acne, insect bites, oral thrush and many more. We offer assessments where you can sit down with our pharmacists to determine your needs, and if necessary a prescription will be issued to you. So next time rather than wait weeks to see your physician, book an appointment with your Grand Avenue clinical pharmacist and see if you are eligible for a prescription from them! Please note pharmacists are not authorized to prescribe narcotics or controlled substances.
Travel is a lot of fun and can lead to a lifetime of memories for you and your family. However, did you know that travel related illnesses are common? Most travellers do no seek medical advice before travel and as a result end up contracting illnesses like yellow fever, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, typhoid, travellers' diarrhea, and many more. We offer a full range of vaccination services (including yellow fever), prescriptions and health advice for all of your travel needs to help keep you and your family safe. Our travel medicine consultant – Shiv Nijjar has obtained his certificate in travel health and has received international recognition by the ISTM (international society of travel medicine). Rest assured we will offer the best health advice for all of your travel needs. Don't hesitate to book your appointment at Grand Avenue Travel Clinic before your travels and keep your family safe! As many vaccinations need to be done long before you travel now is the time to book your consultation.