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Kristi C. Torres

Medical Writer and Reviewer Member of the SingleCare Medical Board
Kristi C. Torres is a 2005 Pharm.D. graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Her professional background includes academic teaching roles, district level management for a nationwide pharmacy chain, and clinic-based pharmacy management. Dr. Torres has a wide range of experience in pharmacy operations and has traveled to many states to open and convert clinic-based pharmacies for one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation. Currently, she works for Tarrytown Expocare Pharmacy in Austin, Texas, serving the intellectual and developmental disability community. There, she leads the order entry team overseeing orders from across the country. Dr. Torres began working in pharmacy at the age of 16 in a small East Texas town. She currently resides in Round Rock, Texas, with her daughter and a Shih-Tzu puppy.
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Phosphate binders: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Phosphate binders: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Phosphate binders, sometimes referred to as phosphorus binders, are a class of drugs used to treat abnormally high blood phosphate levels, known as hyperphosphatemia.
Bile acid sequestrants: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Bile acid sequestrants: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Bile acid sequestrants are a type of cholesterol-lowering medication aimed specifically at lowering the LDL cholesterol
How much does birth control cost yearly (and how to save)
Health Education

The yearly cost of birth control

If you don’t have insurance, there are ways to decrease the expense
Strep throat vs. sore throat: Compare causes, symptoms, treatments, & more
Health Education

Strep throat vs. sore throat: Compare causes, symptoms, treatmen...

Learn the differences and similarities between strep throat and sore throat
Biguanides: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Biguanides: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Biguanides help the body lower blood glucose levels, helping to treat Type 2 diabetes, drug-induced obesity, and other conditions
GLP-1 agonists: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

GLP-1 agonists: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1) are a unique class of drugs with approved indications to treat both diabetes and obesity.
How my pharmacist helped me through IVF
Community

How my pharmacist helped me through IVF

Building a personal relationship at the pharmacy helped me through this challenging process
Gonadotropins: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Gonadotropins: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Gonadotropins are hormones responsible for the stimulation of the human reproductive organs which affect fertility, or the ability to conceive a baby.
Viagra side effects and how to avoid them
Drug Info

Viagra side effects and how to avoid them

Viagra is a popular brand-name prescription drug approved for the treatment of ED issues
Can you get a headache from treating your headache? Medication overuse explained
Health Education

What is a medication overuse headache?

If you regularly reach for Tylenol or prescription pain medication, your head pain can rebound when it wears off
Antifungals: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Antifungals: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Many antifungal medications are prone to side effects and resistance
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