Cherokee Pharmacy - Home of TAKE CHARGE®
D. Terry Forshee, DPh, PD, CDE has worked with the TAKE CHARGE® Healthy Lifestyle Strategies - Professional Weight Loss Program in his pharmacy for more than 10 years. During this time it has become one of the most rewarding niche markets that he has ever utilized, both professionally and financially.
"I have seen more than 400 patients change and improve their lifestyles by replacing poor nutritional and exercise habits with new, healthy ones," Forshee says. "Each week I meet with patients individually for 10 to 15 minutes, during which time I provide weekly educational lessons, address problems and give encouragement. Patients learn by trial and error as they implement the weekly lessons and tips they are provided."
Because patients are able to see the results of their choices, they are able to correct the things that cause them problems before they get discouraged. He is able to be paid for his time and knowledge, while at the same time providing this valuable service at no additional out-of-pocket cost to the patient, due to their grocery savings. As a result of the educational materials, software and foods provided by TAKE CHARGE® and the professional accountability they provide, Cherokee's success rate for completion is greater than 90%. When making the recommended changes, the actual net out of pocket cost to the patient for the entire program is actually less than $100, due to the savings of their food costs.