SPECIALTY SERVICES / CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Associated Clinical Pathways

There are no pathways associated with this tele-advice service at this time.

eReferral Advice also available

As an alternative to clinical pharmacology tele-advice, providers in the Calgary Zone can submit an eReferral Advice Request for clinical pharmacology and will receive a response back from a specialist within five calendar days. Providers can submit for the following:

Suspected adverse drug event, medication regimen/management issue, drug discontinuation syndrome, drug interaction, and polypharmacy/overprescribing

 To submit an eReferral Advice Request, go online. For a list of other specialties available and more information about eReferral, visit the website.

How to request Clinical Pharmacology tele-advice

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

Please enter the Physician's Name and PracID, along with the Patient's PHN and Physician's Direct/Private Phone Number (without dashes or hyphens).

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For more information, please call 403.910.2551 Ext 0, or email specialistlink@calgaryareapcns.ca


What can I enquire about?

  • Suspected adverse drug events of any kind (e.g. prolonged QTc, DRESS syndrome, Stevens Johnson syndrome, abnormal laboratory results)
  • Questions about restarting medications after an adverse drug event
  • Specific therapeutically complex conditions including uncontrolled hypertension, unusual or unpredicted therapeutic responses to medications (unexplained inefficacy or toxic effects)
  • New or unusual drug interactions
  • Supra or subtherapeutic drug concentrations
  • Deprescribing
  • Polypharmacy advice
  • Management of substance withdrawal/drug discontinuation syndromes
  • Suspected drug-induced laboratory abnormalities
  • Pharmacogenomic testing
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring questions not normally managed by the Clinical Pharmacist

More details

The Clinical Pharmacology physician-based consultation service is a medical subspecialty that translates the basic science of Pharmacology into the clinical practice of Therapeutics, focusing on the application of pharmacological principles and methods.

If you work closely with a clinical pharmacist, you may want to consider the following reasons to consult them first: Drug interaction checks, questions about common adverse drug reactions, safe drug dosing in renal or hepatic dysfunction, medication reconciliation completion or questions, common therapeutic drug monitoring questions (e.g. vancomycin, gentamicin, digoxin).

To request this service by phone, call 403-910-2551 and press 5, 6.

Contact us

If you have a question, comment or technical issue, please call 403.910.2551 Ext 0, or email specialistlink@calgaryareapcns.ca.