Dr. Goldina Erowele

Bio

Dr Erowele, clinical pharmacist and cofounder at CareNovateMag.com [http://www.carenovatemag.com], a free caregiving, social health and medication literacy web-resource. CareNovateMag.com provides timely, relevant and doable information to help family & professional caregivers, patients, families, healthcare extenders, consumers, seniors and most of all WOMEN with health, wellness and caregiving. CareNovateMag.com offers also offers instructive content through their twice weekly email communications and newsletter.
Prior to pharmacy, Dr Erowele was a certified nursing assistant (CNA), passionate about helping the senior and elderly population. Attended Howard University College of Pharmacy and completed a year pharmacy practice residency program at the VAMC in Washington, D.C. Practiced at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a pharmacotherapy specialist in areas of geriatrics, formulary management, internal medicine, intensive care. While there, she had spearheaded, developed and implemented clinical pharmaceutical services.

As a clinical pharmacy specialist, she also manages & cordinates a multi-million hematology oncology pharmaceutical budget in a Houston, TX Hospital.  She serves as an adjunct professor at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, where she lectures on various topics. She has authored and coauthored several pharmacy journals, book chapters and serves as a reviewer to multiple journals. She received the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 2005 and 2006 & the 2007 Mel Liter Clinical Pharmacy Award.  She is a member of the Kappa Epsilon Society (an honor society for pharmacy professions), a wife, sister, mom and a friend.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • CareNovateMag

Location:

  • Houston, TX

Activity

  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    Can valerian help me sleep better?

    Valerian has a long history of use as a sedative and anxiolytic. It is one of the most popular herbal preparations in Europe. It has also been reported that valerian improves sleep quality. It may have benefit for individuals with stress caused by a number of factors.

    Valerian components include v

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  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving
    Patient Safety – Medication safety, Fall Prevention
  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving
    How much sleep do you get, Caregiver? Check out the stats and learn the benefits of sleep http://www.carenovatemag.com/health-benefits-of-sleep/
  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving
    Dr. Goldina Erowele has posted a blog entry:
    Welcome to CareNovateMag (CareNovMag), a new & fresh online health, caregiving & social destination for women, sandwich generation families, seniors, caregivers,...Full Post
  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    How does caregiving affect the health of the caregiver?

    It is imperative that caregivers take care of themselves to prevent stress, which can be detrimental to health, burn out which will result in care recipient not receiving care and resentment. Some statistics from the National Family Caregivers association explains:

    1. 23% of family caregivers caring
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  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    What caregiving services can I find in my community?

    There are great resources, social networks, website, churches, local organizations that can help with caregiving, thereby helping with emotional needs. In order for caregivers to provide the best caregiving, they need to care for themselves - that includes physical, mental and emotional needs. So

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  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    How can I get emotional support to help me cope with caregiving?

    There are great resources, social networks, website, churches, local organizations that can help with caregiving, thereby helping with emotional needs. In order for caregivers to provide the best caregiving, they need to care for themselves - that includes physical, mental and emotional needs. So

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  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    What is a caregiver's support group?

    There are great support resources, social networks, website, churches, local organizations that can help with caregiving. In order for caregivers to provide the best caregiving, they need to care for themselves. Social health and networks are becoming popular and growing to support patients, caregivers

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  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    As a caregiver, how can I prevent falls in my loved one's home?

    Fall prevention tips in older adults:

    Below are summary of tips to help older adults prevent slips, trips, and falls provided by the CDC & National Safety Council:

    • Exercise regularly. It is important that the exercises focus on increasing leg strength and improving balance, and that they get more
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  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    As a caregiver, how can I get my family to help?

    Effective communication, early planning and proactive collaboration. Before hiring a professional, consider calling a family meeting. Speak to each family member involved to access their personal and mental readiness to provide care. Next call a family meeting. Nothing formal, make it a family gathering, dinner

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  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    What services and professionals can help me with caregiving?

    There are great resources, social networks, website, churches, local organizations that can help with caregiving. In order for caregivers to provide the best caregiving, they need to care for themselves. There are respite & professional caregivers who can provide relief for hours or so. They are

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  • Dr. Goldina Erowele - Houston, TX - Caregiving

    What supplements can a senior adult take to stay healthy?

    Before taking any natural, herbal or OTC supplements, please discuss with your pharmacist or physicians to prevent any possible drug related problems with your current prescription drugs. Multivitamins are good depending on any deficiencies that might be present. Calcium, and vitamins E, D, and C

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    Pleasure to meet you on Sharecare Dr. Goldina Erowele!