EMERSON’S PRACTITIONER RESOURCE CENTER: HELPING YOU FIND THE ANSWERS
By Lisa Murray, RDN, LD
Every patient we see is like an interesting puzzle just waiting for us to help put all the pieces together. Some patients, just like puzzles, are more complex than others. How often do you find yourself with questions like, “How much beta carotene is safe for my patient with cirrhosis?” or “Are there are any interactions between Hawthorn and this new cardiac drug?”
One of the challenges we face as healthcare practitioners is that our field is exploding with NEW information and products every day. Our patients hear or read about the latest in natural health and supplement trends and come to us with their questions: Is it safe? Is it effective? Will it work for me? Sometimes we have to admit…..we just aren’t sure of the answer!
Emerson has a quick solution to this problem…..the Practitioner Resource Center (PRC). Before clicking on your favorite web search engine and entering a fascinating world of potential misinformation, visit our home page for access to a vast evidence-based suite of clinical tools, including Aisle 7. For over 15 years, Aisle 7 has specialized in offering professionals and patients healthcare information they can trust. Aisle 7’s team of researchers and health experts examine and validate the latest medical literature and provide objective and credible scientifically based recommendations.
One click into the PRC brings you to a variety of options: To access the Aisle 7 databases, choose “Clinical Support” and then “Clinical Essentials.” Here you’ll find up-to-date research and information, including:
- Dietary & lifestyle recommendations for specific health conditions
- Active compounds, suggested dosage & potential interactions for botanical supplements
- Suggested dosage & potential interactions for vitamins and other nutritional supplements
- Drug depletions and interactions
Aside from Aisle 7, our “Clinical Support” section also offers access to:
- HerbMedProTM—providing comprehensive access to research articles and data supporting the medicinal usage of most herbs
- PubMed—featuring more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE
- Research reviews and articles from leaders and experts in the field, including Alan Gaby, MD; Paul Anderson, ND; and Tori Hudson, ND.
The PRC also offers an array of practice tools, from pediatric dosing guidelines and enzyme activity charts to a variety of patient education handouts from Aisle 7. In the “Practice Management” section, we offer a collection of product-specific literature and research articles, over 95 supplier presentations and an archive of Emerson’s newsletters and publications.
Last but certainly not least, our very popular “Ask Dr. Emerson” service provides personalized answers to your questions from Emerson’s own team of Medical Educators.
We offer advice online or through free phone consultations, and many FAQs are housed in an online database for easy searching. Our interdisciplinary team can help with product and brand comparisons, consultations on complex cases, product recommendations, quality questions and more.
Whether you need quick herb-drug interaction information or the latest in lipid management protocols, Emerson’s PRC is available 24/7 to help you put all the pieces together!
Visit the PRC at https://www.emersonecologics.com/PRC/Overview.aspx or call our Customer support team at 1-800-654-4432 to schedule your free peer-to-peer consultation with our Medical Education Team.