Dougherty's Pharmacy Provides Immunizations at All 6 Locations

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month and at Dougherty's, our goal is to educate every customer on if and when they should receive certain immunizations. Offering a wide selection of...

Dougherty’s Pharmacy Forest Park Moves to New Location on Campbell Road

Dougherty’s Holdings, a healthcare subsidiary of Ascendant Solutions, has announced that it has relocated its Dougherty's Pharmacy Forest Park operations to a new North Dallas location in the...

New Dougherty's Acquisition in Springtown, TX

Dougherty's Holdings, a healthcare subsidiary of Ascendant Solutions, has acquired Springtown Drug ("Springtown") located on the downtown square of Springtown, Texas, just north of Fort...

New Dougherty's Pharmacy Acquisition

Dougherty's News
Dougherty's Holdings has acquired The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy located in McAlester, Oklahoma. For more than 25 years this premier community-based pharmacy has provided retail prescriptions,...

Spring and Summer Gifts

Elizabeth Tjosvold
This spring Dougherty's has a lot of new fun products to come in and check out! A little bit for everyone, these new products are wonderful additions to your springtime fun

Introducing Mend: A Modern Day House Call

By Anonym
We’re happy to announce the launch of an exciting new Dallas-based medical practice called Mend.Mend delivers affordable, on-demand urgent medical care to your Dallas home, office or hotel, for...

Understanding Medicare and Your DME pt 3: Equipment Rentals

Hollee McMurray
Sometimes you only need medical equipment temporarily, such as transitioning from a facility back home. Dougherty’s offers rental equipment for daily, weekly, and monthly rates. However,...

Understanding Medicare and Your DME pt 2: Assignment vs. Non-Assignment

Hollee McMurray
So now that you know the difference in Medicare Part A and B, it’s time to go a step further and distinguish the difference between assignment and non-assignment. Take note, this only...

Understanding Medicare and Your DME: The Difference in Part A and B Medicare

Hollee McMurray
So you’ve just turned 65 and those years of working for a living are finally paying off. You are now entitled to Medicare benefits, thanks to the government. So you have your new red,...

Adult Immunizations for National Immunization Awareness Month

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
Adult Immunizations Summertime can be a time for relaxing, enjoying time off from school or a much needed vacation from work. This relaxing time allows your body to heal both mentally and...

UV Safety Month

Dougherty's News
It’s UV Safety Month and that means boiling mercury and lots of sun, it’s July in Texas.   While we all love to get out and enjoy the summer there are some simple and safe ways...

New Pharmacy Acquisition!

Dougherty's News
Ascendant Solutions, Inc. Announces Completion of Second Pharmacy Acquisition by Its Dougherty's Holdings Subsidiary   DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascendant...

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements 101

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
Fish oil supplements are a mainstay in many medicine cabinets. With all of the health benefits you can understand why. Fish oils are rich in 2 different Omega-3 fatty acids. Each has their own...

Food Cravings & Premenstrual Syndrome

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
It’s not all in the mind! Food cravings before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle are very real. Powerful hormones wreak havoc with the body, not to mention the mind; attacks...

How to Deal with the Unwanted Side Effects of Medication

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
The Institute of Medicine reports over 116 million people suffer from chronic pain. This number is referenced by dozens of medical organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and...

Depression Medications

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
We all suffer from the occasional bad day. No matter how happy and energetic everyone is around you, you simply do not have the energy and enthusiasm to match. It is a normal part of life we all...

Compounding FAQ

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What is compounding? Pharmaceutical compounding is the melding of art and science to produce custom medications tailored to a patient’s individual needs.

Osteoporosis: What It Is and How You Can Avoid Its Devastating Complications

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
Osteoporosis effects 10 million people in the United States and another 34 million Americans are at risk of osteopenia, or low bone mass, which can lead to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a...

Natural Treatment For The Common Cold

David Morcom, PharmD, RPh, Certified Herbal Specialist
Cold and Flu season isn’t over yet… learn how to protect yourself with safe, natural treatments.   Often times, patients wait until their symptoms become unbearable and only...

Dos and Don’ts of Medication during Pregnancy

The moment a woman finds out she is pregnant, worries and questions immediately flood her mind. Among the questions of “how are we going to raise this child,” “afford the...

Understanding A1C, “The Test That Does Not Lie”

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
“I just had my AC1, no, AC something….oh, what’s it called”. It’s that 3 month test that does not lie; I think it needs to be below 7. I don’t know what that...

Type Too Diabetes?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
There was a mix of confusion and dismay on her face, denial was competing with anger as she processed what I had just said. “You have Type Too diabetes ma’am,” I declared. My...

Knee Walkers: The Skinny on the Scoot

Hollee McMurray
Okay. Here’s a hypothetical situation for you to ponder. You trip over a break in the sidewalk (it totally jumped up and attacked you, right?). In the ensuing scuffle you twist your ankle...

Dos and Don’ts of Medication during Pregnancy Part II

Previously, I covered some common ailments that can be safely treated with over-the-counter medications during pregnancy. Part two is a continuation with similar information regarding several...

First-Aid Kit: For Emergencies Big & Small

Hollee McMurray
Kids will be kids. And kids get scratches and scrapes and bruises. And since we can’t wrap them all up in bubble wrap and send them out to play this holiday break, a first-aid kit will become...

Treating the Common Cold and Seasonal Allergies

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
Throughout the year patients end up in their pharmacy or doctor’s office trying to determine what it is ailing them. When a patient comes into the pharmacy complaining of itchy eyes, runny...

New Year's Resolutions

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At the end of the year we look back at the past 365 days and then look forward to what we would like to be different. A lot of people make the same resolutions, wanting to lose weight, decrease...

Pregnancy Made Easy: Conclusion

Hollee McMurray
In the third and final installment of my pregnancy-made-easy series, we’ll touch on some of the smaller aids and helpful pieces of equipment you may not have thought of for improving your...

Can I Get A Little Help From My Belt?

Hollee McMurray
I know I can’t be the only one to have noticed the recent baby boom in our area. It must be something in the water. To all the happy new moms and moms-to-be I say congratulations. But, as...

Insomnia: Understanding Melatonin & Sleep Hygiene

David Morcom, PharmD, RPh, Certified Herbal Specialist

Even when we’re not at work, we’re on the clock – our biological clock, that is!

Sock It To Me!

Hollee McMurray

If you read my last entry you know you’re in the middle of a three-part pregnancy-made-easier extravaganza.

Excessive Bruising: Could Your Medications Be the Cause?

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
A decline in naturally occurring hormones, thinning hair and an increase in bodyweight are just a few of the changes that many people experience with age. Many adults also associate an increase in...

How to Decide Which Digestive Aid Is Right for You

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
Do you feel bloated after eating or miserable for days ridden with gas and constipation? If you experience these or symptoms like reflux you’re not alone and may be one of the millions who...

November Is National Diabetes Month

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Diabetes is a challenging disease to live with. The chronicity of the condition is what makes it challenging to manage. Imagine having to make decisions such as what to eat, how much to eat, when...

Flu Shots

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
It’s getting to be that time of the year again. The coughs, sniffles and wheezing almost seem to be your personal soundtrack as you go about your daily activities. Everyone wants to be free...

Treating Insomnia Naturally

David Morcom, PharmD, RPh, Certified Herbal Specialist
Difficulty falling and staying asleep has become an increasingly commonplace problem in modern life with almost 20% of the adult population estimated to have some form of insomnia. Sleep is the...

Are Your Hormones to Blame?

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
Weight Gain! Stress!! Hot Flashes!!! These symptoms are often thought to be simply a part of the aging process. No doubt, as women progress into menopause, symptoms such as hot flashes are seen...

The Diabetes 'Breathalyzer'

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
(University of Pittsburgh)  People living with diabetes keep track of their blood sugars using an invasive and relatively expensive method. At diagnosis, blood is drawn from the arm, involving...

Sun Safety: Your Infant and Sunscreens

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
When summer hits us (and boy, does it hit us) I get a lot of questions from new parents about sunscreen for their infants. "Can I put sunscreen on my baby?", "Which sunscreen is the best?", and...

Artificial Sweeteners. Caution! Not All You Can Eat.

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Ever since our palates were introduced to artificial sweeteners, they have been surrounded by controversy. Recently the role of sweeteners in blood glucose regulation as well as weight loss has...

Top 10 Sun Protection Tips

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
Here are ten good-to-know sun protection tips for you and your family

Are You a Scaredy Cat or Do You Have One?

Andy Komuves, RPh, FIACP
If one of your family members is of the feline variety you may find this interesting. Mainly due to genetics, cats have a predisposition for a number of conditions, including hyperthyroidism,...

Potential Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital may have come closer (perhaps the closest yet) to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Would someone please tell me what "exercise regularly" really means?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
We’ve heard it before and continue to hear from almost everyone, from Mom right up to the Surgeon General, “exercise regularly”! Help! Someone please de-code that for me. Evidence...

Achy Feet? Drop by Dougherty's and See the Doctor!

Hollee McMurray
Achy feet? Plantar Fasciitis? Don’t you wish there was an inexpensive way to get some relief? Sounds like a bad infomercial, doesn’t it? Alright, I’ll cut to the...

Swim and Bathe with a Waterproof Cast Protector!

Hollee McMurray
Ahh, the sweet sounds of summer. Laughter, steaks sizzling on the grill, and water splashing about in the pool. Everyone enjoys the fun of summer, but it’s far less enjoyable if you’re...

Breathing Easier with Allergies

Andy Komuves, RPh, FIACP
Spring is in the air, and with it allergies. Aside from just being annoying, the changing season can cause some serious breathing issues. Your doctor or pediatrician may write you or your child a...

The ABCs of Sunscreen (Part 2)

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
Following my first post on the ABCs of Sunscreen, here are some more important tips for being safe in the sun this summer!

The ABCs of Sunscreen (first in a series)

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
I still remember my first vacation to Mexico when I was thirteen years old. Unfortunately, it isn't the fond memory of snorkeling in the clear blue waters with schools of tropical fish that first...

What is "Pre-Diabetes"? Why does it matter?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Seems like every time you turn around someone you know is being diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Either they have been told they have impaired glucose tolerance or insulin resistance; you are not alone...

Welcome to our blog!

Andy Komuves, RPh, FIACP
We here at Dougherty’s are proud and excited to bring you our blog. Our goal is to offer you information that is relevant to you and hopefully will help improve your health, your...

Keeping Kids Healthy and Active Through the Summer

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
Any mom knows that as the school year comes to an end, summer will be right around the corner with sports camps, vacations and late night sleep overs. With all this activity it is easy to get...

Eco-Friendly Mosquito Repellants

Elizabeth Tjosvold
Summer is creeping up on us and is almost here!  Unfortunately as summer comes so do the mosquitoes. Luckily Dougherty's has many options to keep those pesky bugs at bay. One of our...