Our Services

Services and Home Healthcare Aids we provide.

Our Services include:-



Deliveries

We do deliver and are pleased to offer:-

  • Free Prescription pick and delivery.
  • Free Webster Pack delivery.
  • Free delivery of Home Health Care Products or Equipment.
  • Delivery of incontinence pads at great prices.

We are happy to deliver to you especially if you are in the local area... Just Ask...

Delivery Times are between 1pm and 3 pm weekdays . Look out for the blue shirts coming your way.

However delivery of some goods may incur a delivery charge. Conditions may apply.


The Safety Net Scheme

This is a scheme designed to save you money. It is a government scheme put in place to benefit people or familes who require alot of presciption medications in a calender year. Once the safety net threshold is reached you are entitled to receive your government listed PBS medications at a reduced concessional rate or free until the end of the calender year.

We can keep track of your safety net tally for you (FREE SERVICE)...

Or you may prefer to keep your own safety net tally and inform the staff when you are close to the threshold. We will issue Your Safety net concession card as soon as your limit is reached..then and there.....


We provide printed information about your medicines

FREE SERVICE

CMIs answer common questions about your medicine:-

  • What is it for.
  • How to use it properly.
  • Things to consider before taking it.
  • Any known side effects.

This information will help you use your medine safely and effectively.


Home Medication Reviews

HMR is a FREE SERVICE recomended if you:-

  • Take more than five regular medicines.
  • Are worried or confused about your medicine.
  • Sometimes forget to take your medicine.
  • See more than one GP or specialist.
  • Have recently spent time in hospital.

HMRs are designed to help you manage your medicines so you can get better results and avoid side effects.

If you would like us to conduct an HMR, you will need a referral from your doctor. The pharmacist then interviews you, preferably in your home and sends a written report to your GP. Your GP will then discuss any recommendations with you and make appropriate changes to your medication if required.


Dial and Dispense

Let us manage your prescriptions for you. This is a FREE SERVICE designed to relieve you of the worry of prescription management.

You can request to keep your prescriptions at our pharmacy. We will dispense your medicines at your request and have them ready for your collection or delivery. You may prefer to phone or fax your order through - saving you time.

A Great service for busy people!
No more lost scripts!

We will inform your when repeats are getting low and remind you when it is time to obtain the necessary prescriptions from your doctor.


WEBSTER PACKING

To ensure easy compliance of medication.

Webster Packs are sealed medication trays containing exactly one weeks supply of your medicines, specifying the day and time of the day the medicines are to be taken.

This is a great way to avoid missing doses or doubling up on doses of your medicine.

Webster-pak can free many people from the daily worry of getting thier medication right and allows for greater independence and quality of life, both for the person taking the medication and for the concerned relative, carer or loved one.

We can also manage the prescriptions for you.
We can liase with your doctor.
We can deliver weekly to your home.
Conditions may apply.


Weight Loss Program

The trained staff at Coorparoo Discount Pharmacy are available and keen to help you lose weight and acive your goals.

We have several programs and can help customise a program specifically to your needs.

We use the following products:-

  • Medical Vita Diet
  • Optifast
  • Isowhey

WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS

OPTIFAST vlcd (very low calorie diet) products are nutritionally complete and satisfying. Therefore the OPTIFAST products can be used as a total food replacement program for accelerated weight loss.

The OPTIFAST program is acknowledged by the National and Medical Research Council and has had over 80 clinical publications. It is the no.1 Very Low Calorie Diet program recommended by healthcare professionals since 1974, including doctors and hospitals.

The OPTIFAST Program offers FREE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP and excellent online support.

There is a variety of products to choose from and great recipes to try!!!

Many other "weight loss programmes" have emerged in the last few years. Often the differences between these and the OPTIFAST vlcd are:-

  • They are not nutritionally complete (may require nutrition from other sources)
  • Have had no clinical studies
  • Contain up to 50% sugar
  • Costly (eg. joining fees, booklets & maintenance programs)
  • No free website support.

Other products available to enhance weight loss include include Blackmores Metabolism Advantage, Blackmores Weight-Loss Accelerate and Blackmores Sugar Balance. These products may assist you to maintain your weight loss program and also have other benefits. Come in and chat to the friendly staff at Coorparoo Discount Pharmacy to find out which products most suit you.

VITA DIET - The Medical Vita Diet was devised by doctors as a treatment for obesity without depriving the body of balanced nutrition. It was introduced into Queensland Medical Centres in 1987 and has been acclaimed as a highly successful diet.

The Gluten Free Meal Replacement Bars, Shakes, Soups, and Dessert Dietary Supplements have been specially formulated to help you balance your diet, while giving your body the 16 essential vitamins & minerals, 17 essential amino acids and complete protein to protect your lean muscle tissue. With our recommended weight loss program, the dieter is allowed to eat a main meal every day which can include fresh meats, chicken, fish or seafood, unlimited vegetables, salads... With the recommended 30 minutes low intensive exercise example; walking, and 8 to 10 glasses of water, in addition to the diet shakes, the weight loss participant can expect to lose weight fast, with up to 3kgs in their first week! By restricting your carbohydrate intake, you allow your body to use its stored fat as energy and by burning fat, you lose weight fast.

Recent studies have shown that the faster you lose weight, the longer you keep it off, and this is confirmed by most of the testimonials we have received.

The gluten free weight loss shakes, soups, bars & desserts can also be used as daily healthy snacks

Vita Tech P/L is an Australian owned company which was incorporated in 1984 with a focus on health through nutrition. The company marketed a large range of weight loss and nutritional products, including meal replacements and meal supplements, which were sold in Australia, as well as New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, United Kingdom and Asia.

In 1987, Vita Tech launched the Medical Vita Diet, which is based on the ‘protein sparing modified fast’, designed by doctors as a highly successful treatment for obesity. Obesity was regarded as a serious medical condition in 1987 and the Medical Vita Diet was initially supplied only through medical centres under medical supervision.

The first doctor to launch the Medical Vita Diet in 1987 was Dr Colin Holloway, M.B.B.Ch., D.T.M.& H., Dip.Obst.R.C.O.G., F.R.A.C.G.P., an international speaker on weight loss and health related topics. He achieved outstanding success with his patients and was so impressed that he opened a further 5 weight loss and nutrition clinics in Queensland, using the Medical Vita Diet. He has also published a Guide to the Medical Vita Diet program in several editions for the original benefit of his doctors and patients.

In the past decade, Vita Tech P/L has trained pharmacists and other health professionals to supply the program and they too have achieved great results, working in close co-operation with the customers’ own doctors where necessary. The company’s growth has been largely organic, due to word of mouth recommendations.

In the past four years, the company has experienced huge growth under the enthusiastic direction of Charles Dornan, a human resources business graduate who is also a master personal trainer. He believes that the Medical Vita Diet program brings lasting benefits not just in terms of weight loss, but also in educating people about healthier lifestyles, including exercise.

According to Nutrition Australia (2000), 70% of Australians will be above their healthy weight range by 2010. After its decades of proven achievement with the Medical Vita Diet, Vita Tech’s mission today is to reduce the growing obesity epidemic by making its weight loss program readily available to all Australians who need it.

ISOWHEY - Live on the lighter side of life!

IsoWhey Complete is a high quality, easy to digest, nutritional protein powder. It contains ultra-purified whey protein isolate and high-grade whey concentrate with added nutrients including 12 vitamins and 11 minerals. Co-factors including glutamine and chromium are also added to help with intestinal health and blood sugar regulation. IsoWhey is free from artificial sweeteners, flavours and preservatives. It is naturally sweetened with xylitol and is casein, GMO and gluten free. It is low in lactose, carbohydrates and fat. Each serve provides between 15-16g of high quality, biologically active protein.

It is used as a meal replacement whereby 1-2 meals per day are replaced with a delicious nutritious shake. The shake has been designed to provide you with instant energy without rapidly increasing blood sugar and insulin response. It makes you feel fuller for longer and reduces cravings. It also helps to retain and build lean muscle – that’s good news because by increasing your lean muscle mass you burn more fat. By following the IsoWhey Program (see the ‘3 Simple Steps to Success’ info) you can expect to join the thousands of IsoWhey devotees who have lost from 3-83 kilos, losing on average 1-2 kilos per week .

The IsoWhey Weight Management Program Information booklet is yours free, and will guide you effortlessly through the program.

Shedding those extra kilos with IsoWhey will not only help you to look better but will also help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes type 2, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, abnormal blood fats, certain cancers and osteoarthritis.

Key Features and Benefits

  • High quality protein is an important component of a healthy eating plan
  • Muscle mass decreases with age; protein assists in maintaining lean muscle mass
  • Utilising cold, enzymatic, ultrafiltration techniques, IsoWhey Complete contains ultra-purified whey protein isolate and high-grade concentrate
  • Contains added vitamins, minerals, citrus bioflavonoids, glutamine and medium chain triglycerides
  • Free of casein, gluten, soy and GMO ingredients
  • Contains only 0.6g lactose per serve; most lactose-intolerant individuals can tolerate 12g of lactose daily
  • Free of artificial sweeteners, flavours and preservatives.
  • Additional literature and website support are available.

Safety Information

  • The ingredients contained in IsoWhey Complete are considered to be safe in pregnancy and lactation
  • This product contains less than 1g (0.6g) of lactose per serve; most lactose-intolerant individuals can tolerate12g of lactose daily
  • IsoWhey Complete is free of casein, gluten, soy, GMO ingredients, and artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours and preservatives
  • High protein diets increase the body’s need for water. Be sure to increase your daily water intake to at least two litres
  • Not to be used as the sole source of nutrition, except on medical advice
  • This product is recommended to be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and exercise program
  • Always read the label. Use only as directed

IsoWhey Complete™ was formulated for PharmaFoods by Nutritional Biochemist Dr Robert Buist PhD.

Dr Buist has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of NSW and his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology from Macquarie University in Sydney. He is one of Australia's leading experts in weight loss. IsoWhey Complete™ was formulated by Dr Buist to include high quality whey protein concentrate together with 12 vitamins and 11 minerals. Co-factors including glutamine and chromium were also added to help with intestinal health and blood sugar regulation. The result being a quality nutritious meal replacement that keeps you fuller for longer and that can lead to a sustainable weight loss of 1-2 kilos per week.

IsoWhey Complete™ has a proven track record with over 5 years of success in the marketplace and literally thousands of success stories.

IsoWhey® is free from artificial sweeteners, flavours and preservatives. It is naturally sweetened with xylitol and is casein, GMO and gluten free. It is low in lactose, carbohydrates and fat.

Each serve provides between 15-16g of high quality biologically active protein.

ETHICAL NURTIENTS CHROMIUM SUGAR BALANCE TABLETS

In normal, healthy people Chromium Sugar Balance may:

  • Help maintain blood sugar levels.
  • Support normal healthy blood sugar.
  • Assist normal carbohydrate metabolism.

Naturally derived vegetable capsule (VegeCaps). VegeCaps may be preferred by people wishing to avoid gelatin for health or religious reasons.

Directions for use

Adults: Take 1 capsule twice daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Do not use if cap and/or bottle seals are missing or broken.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

No added artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, corn, cereals, eggs, nuts, starches, yeast and salt.

Store below 30°C

ETHICAL NURTIENTS WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT TABLETS

Ethical Nutrients Weight Loss Support contains Green Tea which research suggests may:

  • Assist weight loss.
  • Reduce body weight.
  • Decrease waist size.
  • Increase energy use.

Naturally derived vegetable capsule (VegeCaps). VegeCaps may be preferred by people wishing to avoid gelatin for health or religious reasons.

Directions for use

Adults: Take 1 capsule twice daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Weight Loss Support should be used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet and physical activity.

Do not use if cap and/or bottle seals are missing or broken.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. Consult your healthcare practitioner for assistance with weight loss or if symptoms persist.

No added artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, corn, cereals, eggs, nuts, starches, yeast and salt.

Contains 45 mg of caffeine per capsule.

Store below 30°C


Smoking Cessation Programs

The staff at Coorparoo Discount Pharmcy are trained to assist you to quit smoking. We will discuss your addiction with you to find the best solution. Firstly, you will need to make the decision to quit.

There is a range of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products available. These include patches, lozenges and chewing gum in varying strengths. NRT can help ease nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as cravings and mood changes. The best NRT product for you depends on your circumstances. We will help you in selecting the best product for you.

On average it takes a person 10 goes before they finally give up the habit. So if you have tried before and not succeeded. It may be time to try again.

There are also medications on prescription which help with cravings also so you may even want to speak your your GP.

Don't be afraid.. give it a go.. You too can be smoke free.


MEDSCHECK SERVICE

Are you confused by your medicines? Do you take 5 or more medications daily?

This FREE service allows you time to sit down one on one with a pharmacist and go through all your medications. This can help us make sure you understand you medicines, that they are right for you and are indeed being taken correctly to avoid side effects and other possible problems

At completion of this service you will be given a profile of your medications and an action plan.

Make an appointment today * Conditions Apply


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

Having high blood pressure places you in higher risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. If you are worried about high blood pressure, come in for testing today.

This is a free service offfered in-store.



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Monday - Friday
8:30am till 6:00pm
Saturday
8:30am till 12:30pm

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