Gibson Pharmacy
2505 S. Carrier Pkwy.
(S.E. Corner of Carrier & Pioneer Pkwy.)
(972) 264-0268

July 2007


As some of you may already know, we lost Kathy's mom on 6-5-07. She had a massive stroke and multiple heart attacks starting 6-1-07. She lived by herself, still drove, gardened, and had a pretty black dog named Sweetie, who lives up to her name.

A few years back Mom had a peeping tom/stalker who stressed Mom, so her blood pressure started going up. Kathy got Sweetie for her from a local shelter (not Grand Prairie). The people did not want Kathy to adopt Sweetie. Michelle, Brad, and Kathy were very insisting and did adopt Sweetie. She had sores on her body and heartworms. Thru a local vet, Sweetie got her health back and was groomed. She then went to Mom's where she was promptly spoiled rotten and loved it. She did her job of watching the house, and protecting Mom and took care of the trouble.

Kathy had brought Sweetie back home and is looking for a new home for her. She is current on all her vaccinations, has been spayed, is negative on heartworms, is on preventive for these. She is currently 24 lbs, about medium height. Call Gary and Kathy at (972) 264-0268 for more information.

What To Ask Your Doctor

While Mom was in the hospital I had an opportunity to speak to her cardiologist and neurologist about nutrition. One of the things we hear a lot at the pharmacy is questions about vitamins followed by the comment "I'll talk to my doctor", which is good. The doctor I talked to said they seldom had patients on supplements but did take them themselves.

One thing they noted is most of their patients who had strokes/heart attacks were not taking supplements, and were usually bad about following diet and medication instructions.

My advice is ask your doctor if he takes supplements and what kind would they give their patients if they had your conditions. What we tell our patients is be sure your doctor knows all the medications you take (not sure what he prescribes) including medications that don't require a prescription - antacid, aspirin, arthritis rub, cold remedies - as well as vitamins and herbs.

Nowdays that includes teas - herb, green tea - can affect medications and health. In my opinion, this is especially important if having any medical procedures or surgeries. Remember - communication is the key to your relationship with your doctor.



1.) Get your prescription bottle from your old pharmacy
2.) Give us a call at (972) 264-0268
3.) Tell either Gary or one of our technicians:
          Your name
          Your phone number
          Your old pharmacy name and their phone number
          The prescription number or numbers
          Your doctor's name (and their phone number is great, too)
4.) Any insurance information
5.) We'll handle the rest

You can also just bring in your prescription bottle in to us.
Book Of Interest

Dr  Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet by Peter H. Gott, MD is a really neat book on weight loss and nutrition. It's super simple and very well explained. If you are willing to only make a few changes in order to lose the weight, this could be your diet.
New In Pharmacy

A lot of prescription drugs have recently come out with generics. Ambien, Toprol, Aciphex, to name just a few. Ask if there is a generic available with your next prescription.

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Special Chocolate Cake

1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
2 Eggs
3/4 C. Sour Cream
1 Can Cherry Pie Filling

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mixed thoroughly and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake 350F for 45 minutes.


1 c. Sugar
1/3 c. Milk
5 T butter
6 oz pkg. Semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. Chopped Nuts
1/2 c. Candied Cherries (cut up) for decoration

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix sugar, milk, butter to a boil, boiling for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add chocolate chips. Melt & beat until glossy - add nuts, stir and frost while cake is still slightly warm. Decorate with additional nuts and candied cherries.


Disclaimer: This newsletter is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Anyone who has a serious disease or ailment should consult a physician before initiating any change in treatment or before beginning any new treatment. All items are my opinion.