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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!

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.

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...

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...