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Ursula Chizhik, Pharm D

Ursula Chizhik, PharmD earned her Pharmacy Doctorate degree at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She was a retail pharmacist for 11 years before making the switch to join the FLAVORx team 3 years ago. She is now the resident pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy Programs at FLAVORx. Having experienced being a pharmacist behind the counter, coupled with being a mom on the other side of the counter, she is able to tap into those experiences every day as she explores effective ways to reach out to and educate parents and providers. Ursula lives in Maryland with her husband and 2 sons. She welcomes you to contact her via email at uchizhik@flavorx.com.
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Quiz: Pharmacy Facts From Around The World

Posted by Ursula Chizhik, Pharm D

Oct 27, 2015 12:09:21 PM


 

 
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Topics: Customer Experience & Delight

 
 

FLAVORx in the Classroom

Posted by Ursula Chizhik, Pharm D

Sep 1, 2015 3:00:00 PM

We are continuously trying to improve our educational program and figure out better ways to effectively reach and educate future pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. We believe that by providing the tools to help instruct students about the importance of medication adherence and how to address medication adherence barriers such as palatability and taste, our company and faculty efforts can help positively impact students’ ability to address pediatric medication adherence and clinical outcomes once they are out in the real world.

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health

 
 

Acute and Chronic Illness QUIZ

Posted by Ursula Chizhik, Pharm D

Aug 20, 2015 12:49:01 PM


Chronic Disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. Acute illness is any illness characterized by signs and symptoms of rapid onset and short duration. Both chronic and acute illness affect the population worldwide. Understanding the incidence and prevalence of certain conditions in specific populations is extremely helpful, especially when we think about the who, what, why, and how of patient counseling. Educate yourself so that you can better educate your patients!

To learn how FLAVORx can help your pharmacy treat acute and chronic illness click here

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health

 
 

Pharmacy Color Quiz

Posted by Ursula Chizhik, Pharm D

Jul 29, 2015 10:05:30 AM


I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Judging a Pill by Its Color.” It addressed the fact that consumers make a lot of assumptions about medication simply based on the color of the tablet or capsule. That got me thinking about all the colors we have come to take for granted in the world of pharmacy and medicine. What if the color, size or shape of the pill altered a customers medicine adherence? Color is all around us and I think we make many assumptions about the significance of what certain colors mean or imply when we see them.

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health

 
 

Understanding a Child’s Perspective of Illness

Posted by Ursula Chizhik, Pharm D

May 14, 2015 10:31:55 AM

How a child perceives and understands illness depends greatly on their developmental age. Kids change remarkably through ages and stages, and it is extremely helpful for parents to recognize and understand the differences. I hope that by breaking down the stages below, I provide a little bit of insight to parents as to what children are actually capable of doing and understanding at these points of development. Hopefully parents can use this information as a guideline to structure age-appropriate conversations and efforts when dealing with their sick children.

 

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health

 
 
 

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