The good pharmacist pays attention to dates and doesn't refill dangerous and/or controlled substances early.
The popular pharmacist hurries and gets the scripts ready in minutes, disregarding any other issue.
The good pharmacist is careful, checking drug profiles, drug interactions, and whether the medication is appropriate and appropriately dosed for the patient. This takes extra time.
The popular pharmacist would fill this script without doing any dosing calculation:
The good pharmacist would check the age and weight of the patient and make sure it is correct for that patient. The good pharmacist would also remind the prescriber not to write "1.0" on prescriptions.
The popular pharmacist says "take this with food" and sends the patient on his/her way.
The good pharmacist takes time to counsel each patient on drug interactions, side effects, and checks patient understanding of the medication and counseling.
The popular pharmacist is more concerned about what management thinks.
The good pharmacist is most concerned about patient safety regardless of what management thinks.
The good pharmacist would call the prescriber for clarification and reference to the "off label" indication.
So which kind of pharmacist are you?
Which kind of pharmacist should you be?
If you're a patient, which kind of pharmacist do you want to be your pharmacist?