Maria Glukhovsky has been a pharmacist for the past twelve years, clinical educator across many disease states, and a clinical instructor at a Doctor of Pharmacy Program. She taught many diabetes and hypertension seminars to her patients over the years and has discovered everyone needs support and encouragement to succeed in their journey to better health. She is a prescription monograph reviewer and editor at a top tele-health company, Plushcare.com, a contributing author for PACS (www.panicandanxiety.org), and a contributing author to Thrive Global. She loves medical writing and contributing to projects that will impact others to make a difference. She has recently published a children’s book to promote mental health in children and their self-esteem, called Finny’s Greatest Discovery. She prides herself in helping and supporting patients and everyone around her in any way she can and fights to help them in any way she can, whether it is for the cost of their medication or the disease state they are facing.
She has a passion for creating highest-in-class continuing medical education and touching and improving lives by educating health care providers that ultimately results in delivering the best medical care to patients around the world.
Mentioned in this episode
LinkedIn Dr. Maria Glukhovsky Pharm.D.
Finny’s Greatest Discovery (children’s book) by Dr. Maria Glukhovsky, PharmD and Juliana Grace Sharoyan
Leo the Late Bloomer (children’s book) by Robert Kraus
https://plushcare.com (tele-health company)
OPA (Ohio Pharmacists Association) Annual Meeting (CE opportunities)
To learn more about imposter syndrome, read Own Your Greatness: Overcome Imposter Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life by Drs. Lisa and Richard Orbé-Austin.
John Kevin Hines is an American suicide prevention speaker, who gained nationwide fame in the United States for surviving an attempt at taking his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California (Wikipedia 1-13-22)
Poison Help Line Number 1-800-222-1222
Thank you for listening to episode 131 of The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast!
Highlights from the interview
How did Maria get started in writing?
While a community pharmacist, she created patient-friendly resources. Then, she became a part-time freelance medical writer. As her writing career progressed, she became a full-time writer.
Advice Maria gives pharmacists she speaks to who are interested in medical writing:
Don’t underestimate the experience you already have. As a pharmacist, you already have a great foundation for your ability to write.
Her favorite topic to write about is mental health. She likes making an impact on others.
Maria shared her experience with freelance writing websites. It was an entry point at one time that led to more clients and word-of-mouth referrals.
Maria has experience creating CME (continuing medical education) on a range of topics, including hypertension, diabetes, lifestyle modification, osteoporosis, breast cancer screening, and mental health resilience. Her content can be found on websites, in presentations, and on social media.
Many US Veterans suffer from loneliness. It is important to acknowledge Veterans in public, ask how they are doing, and thank them for their service. My Dad (Kim’s Dad) is a combat Veteran. (See the images of Veterans wearing special hats in the show notes (blogpost) for episode 131 on thepharmacistsvoice.com/podcast.)
Maria and her daughter Juliana Grace wrote a book together. It’s called Finny’s Greatest Discovery. The messages in the book can start a conversation with a child about being different, bullying, and self-worth. It is written in kid-friendly language. My favorite sentence is, “He was wonderfully made.”
Maria and Juliana Grace are working on a second book about good deeds multiplying and making the world a better place. Goal completion date is summer 2022.
Maria also used her voice to create a poison prevention program for children with autism. Maria encourages pharmacists to create/deliver poison prevention lessons at schools and provide students with poison prevention stickers and the Poison Help Line Number 1-800-222-1222. Don’t underestimate the value of just showing up to a school to give a presentation. You could save a life!
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