TAKE CHARGE®: Program Overview
As a TAKE CHARGE® pharmacist, you can teach your patients how to live healthier lives through proper nutrition and fitness over the course of 13 weeks. You will meet with them weekly, serving as their educator, motivator, monitor and guide, leading them through trial and error, as they learn and implement healthy lifestyle strategies.
TAKE CHARGE® will help your patients lose weight, control Type 2 Diabetes, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and look and feel better.
As a TAKE CHARGE® pharmacists, you will have access to all TAKE CHARGE® online services, designed to assist you and your patients in succeeding with the TAKE CHARGE® program. Learn more...
The TAKE CHARGE® Bodystat 1500 is a lightweight, hand-held bio-impedence analyzer which provides quick and effective analysis of body composition. Whole body analysis, rather than partial body analysis of arms or legs only, is measured for greater accuracy. Learn more...
TAKE CHARGE® Functional Foods (foods that provide a health benefit beyond the traditional nutrients it contains) include TAKE CHARGE® shakes and snack wafers. These foods are used as "crutches" allowing the patient to see results while they learn! Learn more...
TAKE CHARGE® Software
TAKE CHARGE® is a 13-week program that will help your patients lose weight, control Type 2 Diabetes, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and feel better. You will meet with each patient for as little as 15 minutes each week, leading them through trial and error as they learn and implement healthy lifestyle strategies taught through TAKE CHARGE® patient manuals.
The program offers a 13-week, one-to-one education that emphasizes nutrition and exercise. At the start of the program
Take Charge® is a turnkey opportunity to enable pharmacists to transition their practices and the profession as a whole into the health care arena. Seriously, it is turnkey with everything needed (all equipment, foods, training, marketing materials, patient education literature etc.) to implement the program included so that the pharmacist can begin seeing patients the very first day.
The Take Charge® program is designed to enhance the pharmacist's status as a health care provider. The pharmacist serves as an educator, motivator, monitor and guide as the patient, through trial and error, learns and implements lifestyle changes that improve their health and well-being.
The program begins as the pharmacist gathers information from the patient about their personal and family health history and existing lifestyle habits through our Lifestyle IQ™ profile. Also during the first visit, anthropometric measurements and ELG body composition readings are taken using a state-of-the-art hand held body fat analyzer in order to get a starting point for the patient.
On the second visit, the pharmacist provides the patient with a full color Lifestyle IQ™ Evaluation printout (access to example available after registering) based on their personal lifestyle profile information, their ELG readings and other measurements. This report provides the patient with valuable information on their health regarding potential risk for acquiring lifestyle associated diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, arthritis and more. It also serves as a reference and motivational tool for reaching their individual goal throughout the entire program.
At each weekly visit, the patient is provided with educational materials that address a specific element of lifestyle change. Through these manuals and interaction with their pharmacist, the patient is slowly guided through necessary changes in their lifestyle habits by a hands on trial and error method that allows the patient to see first hand that they can make changes and that these changes have a positive impact on their health.
At the end of the 13 week program, the pharmacist reviews progress with the patient and works with them to establish a plan for continuing or maintaining their success. The patient and pharmacist may elect to continue meeting weekly, bi-weekly or monthly in order to continue progress toward their ultimate goal or if the patient has already reached their goal, maintaining the results.