GEOFF TWIGG FROM APPLE DISCOUNT DRUGS ACHIEVES CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR STATUS
Fruitland – The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Geoff Twigg, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Apple Discount Drugs achieved Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the Examination. Achieving certification status demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently, there are over 16,600 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.
“Geoff is a vital to the Apple Drugs team,” said Jeff Sherr, President, Apple Discount Drugs. “This certification adds credibility to his services and counseling to diabetes patients, while bringing additional knowledge to the Diabetes Resource Center from his certification as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.”
Twigg was certified as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in December, 2011. Ambulatory Care Pharmacy practice addresses medication needs, the development of sustained partnerships with patients and the integration of pharmacy practice within the family and community. This is accomplished through direct patient care and medication management for ambulatory patients, coordination of care, patient advocacy, wellness and health promotion and patient education and self-management.
“Too many times patients with diabetes don’t understand the drugs they are prescribed,” said Twigg. “In addition to John Motsko’s training and counseling, I will inform diabetics about the effects, side-effects or interactions they may have with their medications to offer a more comprehensive plan for managing their disease.”
The Apple Diabetes Resource Center also recently expanded services to include nutritional counseling by a registered dietician and monthly comprehensive group classes (a series of three, 3 hour sessions per month.)
In the ever-changing healthcare system Apple has positioned itself to provide value added services such as diabetes care and medication management. Geoff Twigg, with his new certification, joins John Motsko, certified diabetes educator, to help diabetic patients have a better understanding of their condition and how to improve their quality of life. Just another way Apple shows how they care for you and about you.
For more information call the Apple Fruitland location, 410/749-8401 or email Geoff Twigg at Geoff@appledrugs.com.
More about the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
NCBDE was established in 1986 to develop and administer a certification program for health care professionals who teach individuals with diabetes how to manage their disease. Through the development, maintenance, and protection of the certification process and the CDE credential, NCBDE recognizes and advances the specialty practice of diabetes education. NCBDE supports the concept of voluntary, periodic certification for all diabetes educators who meet credential and experience eligibility requirements. For more information, visit the web site at www.ncbde.org or call the national office at 847-228-9795.