Who I Am
If you are a caregiver, I have been where you are. I have had to manage and balance between caring for my aging parents, a spouse with a chronic health condition and my kids. It is manageable… for a while. But then things happen, issues arise and you feel like a piece of taffy, pulled from both ends as far as you can stretch. This personal experience in my life has helped me to realize the great need so many, including you, have.
Empowering Health Options exists to help you uncover not just what ails you, but the opportunities for enabling you to take control of it, manage it and enjoy life despite it.
Pat Collins, BS Pharmacy
Owner of Empowering Health Options
Education and Particulars
- Graduated from Samford University School of Pharmacy in 1985
- Dispensing Retail Pharmacist for over 20 years
I bring my skills and experience as a pharmacist in the medical field along with my personal experience in caregiving to create plans of action to help you and the person you help on this journey.
As a caregiver, you may wonder why you are great at your regular work job, but struggle with caregiving. You may even wonder why those skills are not helping you deal with “this.” It’s because “this” is not your area of expertise and there are emotions, feelings, stressors, time crunches, some denial and you just don’t know what to deal with first. I get it! Consider me your health project manager. Stop wasting time, energy and money on things that do not help you enough. You need practical and doable help to make life less stressful and more enjoyable for all concerned.
Balanced Medical Information with a Doable Plan of Action
Work smarter, not harder! We have all heard that phrase. Look, you only have so much energy every day so let’s use it productively. My job is to provide you with good science based information, a doable plan of action and support while you move forward. I have been through this myself and it sucks, but it is manageable. So, are you ready to take that first step?
Why is a Seahorse in my Logo?
I was asked this question, “What does a seahorse have to do with your business?”
“Nothing,” I replied. “It has to do with the people that I serve and work with.”
Seahorses are very intelligent, aware of their surroundings and quite the skillful predator. They just go about their business around the coral reefs until a big stressor hits or a bunch of little stressors have taken their toll. When the seas get rough, the seahorse locks in to the coral using its tail to maintain safety. Much like us, when the seahorse is stressed, it becomes aggressive and quite the ass.
Do you have some of the characteristics of a seahorse?
- Resistance to Change
For some of you, this has made perfect sense and you understand who you are and what strengths you have. You may have recently been a little too hard on yourself because you can’t quite figure out what to do now or what is best to do next. Of course, you are smart and good at your job; this just is not your area of expertise. Or, you may have been given a bad map to follow and nothing is working or even helping anymore.
Work smarter, not harder! We have all heard that phrase. Look, you only have so much energy every day so let’s use it productively. My job is to provide you with good science-based information, a doable plan of action and support while you move forward. I have been through this myself and it sucks, but it is manageable. What would your life look like if you were more effective, less stressed, and able to relax and enjoy your family a little?