"I HAVEN'T BEEN EVERY-
BUT IT'S ON
I am thrilled to offer travel clinic services. I have specialized in the area of travel:
Obtained the ISTM Certificate in Travel Health.
When not travelling, I thoroughly enjoy living vicariously through others' travel plans.
I am passionate about the profession of pharmacy and the opportunity to better utilize pharmacists to optimize patient care. I chaired the Shoppers Drug Mart Professional Practice Committee from 2013-2015 and have been actively involved in creating tools and presentations to assist pharmacists. In 2015, I was humbled to receive the Shoppers Drug Mart National Associate of the Year award in recognition of my contributions.
My pharmacy is also pioneering in the profession through a pilot program designed to improve delivery of care to cancer patients who develop a blood clot. We presented the preliminary data of our program at a conference in Italy in April 2016.
I began working as a pharmacist after completion of my degree and a community pharmacy residency from UBC in 1999. On completion, I returned home to Calgary and began my career as a pharmacist. In 2003, I became a franchise owner with Shoppers Drug Mart. I own the Shoppers Drug Mart located in North Hill Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
Adrian Azim, B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharmacist/Owner
Additional Prescribing Authority
Certification to Administer Injections
Certified Diabetes Educator
Certificate in Travel Health (ISTM)
"TO TRAVEL IS TO LIVE"
Hans Christian Andersen
Travelling is an adventure which has always excited me. Up until now, I have sent my children to more places than I have been! Now that they are young adults, my husband and I plan to ‘catch up’ and visit several corners of the world. I am excited to hear about your travel plans and offer advice to make your trip as carefree as possible.
I graduated from the University of Toronto in 1988 with my B.Sc.Pharm. After moving to Calgary, I completed a hospital residency and worked in the pharmacy department at the Foothills Medical Centre. While undertaking my Master’s degree in Community Health at the University of Calgary from 1990-1992, I worked at the Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS). Currently PADIS serves Alberta, Saskatchewan and NWT and providesfree and confidential telephone advice 24/7 to the public and health care professionals about poisons, chemicals, medicines, and herbal supplements.I continue to work there a few times per month and recently rewrote and passed my exam for Certification for Specialists in Poison Information.
During my career at Shoppers, which began in 2000, I have earned my additional prescribing authority as well as my certification to administer vaccinations. Since pursuing my interest in travel, I have become a member of the Alberta Association of Travel Health Professionals (AAHTP)and the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). Most recently, I successfully achieved the ISTM Certificate in Travel Health.
When we meet to discuss your travel plans, I intend to provide you with information that will minimize any health-related risks that would be related to your adventure. I look forward to seeing you in the not too far off future!