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Dr. Evans Prieston

Pharmacology
Chambersburg, PA
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chambersburg, PA

Address

Chambersburg Hospital Pharmacy, 112 N. Seventh Street, Chambersburg, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

Oversee pharmacy operations in a four physician outpatient oncology practice Partner with Department of Infectious Diseases to maintain an inpatient antibiotic stewardship program. Coordinate and manage inpatient pharmacy run anticoagulation service. General oversight of inpatient clinical pharmacy services.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pharmacology

Critical Care

Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

425 Answers
47 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Amoxicillin & Fever: Amoxicillin is not an antipyretic which means that amoxicillin does not treat fever. But, amoxicillin can kill bacteria which cause the fever. If the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Common Cold Rx: There is still no known cure for the common cold and most treatment involves the treatment of symptoms. There is some evidence to show that zinc may ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Codeine Allergy: First of all, there is no need to worry about darvocet since it and other Propoxyphene containing products no longer is on the market. The reactions ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Prenatal Vitamins: Any pharmacy should be able to supply you with otc prenatal vitamins. However, if you are pregnant, you will need a prescription in order to obtain a... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Blood Sugar: My first question of you is whether you have been tested for diabetes? A simple fasting blood sugar test will help to rule out type 2 diabetes, which... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Before Meals: Without knowing the specific medication you're taking, i will offer the usual advice which means anything from a regular meal to a light snack such as... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Laxatives: Laxatives, like all medications are very useful if taken as directed. Laxatives are generally intended for short term use unless you have some chroni... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Fluoxetine Timing: Fluoxetine can be taken either in the morning or at bedtime whichever is more comfortable for you. However, you need to be consistent.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Armour Thyroid: Usually patients are converted to T4 (synthroid, levothroid, etc) because even though you are taking levothyroxine which is t4, some of that is conver... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Pregnancy & Drugs: It's always good to consider the effects or the potential effects of drugs during a pregnancy. However, it's never good to stop taking prescribed med... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Prilosec - Zantac (ranitidine): Prilosec is a drug in the class called proton pump inhibitors. Drugs in this class shut down the production of stomach acid. Zantac, pepcid, and tag... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Antibiotic: This is difficult to answer because I do not know what the antibiotic is nor what your symptoms. That said, any antibiotic can have side effects whic... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) For MRSA: If the strain of MRSA is sensitive to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) the normal dose in a patient with normal kidney function would be o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Pepcid (famotidine) & Tagamet: These drugs work exactly the same way. There would be no reason why Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet should be taken together. Famotidine (pepcid) is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Steroids: This would depend on the specific steroid and the doses used within the cycle. A single tapering cycle of Prednisone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Liver CT Results: As you stated, your ct results shows that the liver is slightly enlarged. No reason for this enlargement is given. There are many reasons why the li... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Albuterol: No. Albuterol is not a steroid. Albuterol is in the class called beta adrenergic bronchodilators. There are a number of drugs available in this cl... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Seizures: If you have a documented seizure disorder, i would not recommend stopping any of your prescribed anti-seizure medications without first consulting wit... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Neosporin: While, it may possibly be of some benefit, there is no documented proof that topical ointments such as neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymy... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Inhaled Steroids: Most inhaled steroids have little or no systemic absorption hence minimal systemic side effects. Inhaled steroids can cause a dry cough which sometim... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
After Tylenol (acetaminophen) #4: Tylenol (acetaminophen) # 4 contains 60 mg of Codeine which is the maximum single dose of codeine. If there is not sufficient pain relief, the next ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Placebo: Perhaps if the condition being studied does not improve. However, you may never know the difference because there is a proven placebo effect, this i... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Spider Bites: In cases of spider bites that don't heal in a predictable manner, MRSA is often suspected and should be considered as a possible pathogen. You may wa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Alcohol: I would recommend that you not drink alcohol while on allegra. With singulair, (montelukast) the combination is less clear. If you can, not consumin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Celexa (citalopram): Yes. A prescription is required to begin treatment with celexa (citalopram). The same is the case for all medications in this drug class.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Kidney & Supplements: Without knowing your current kidney function, it's difficult to comment definitively. Many people with kidney disease need to restrict their protein ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
GERD: You have many choices starting with the common antacids. If antacids are not helping, you can try an h2 antagonist such as zantac (generic ranitidine... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Albuterol: Regarding the adverse effects of albuterol such as increased and irregular heart rate, and an increase in blood pressure, while not likely, treatment ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Oxycontin: Absolutely. There is no question....It is possible, even easy to get addicted to oxycontin. These drugs are intended for short term use because of t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Nebulized Meds: This really depends on whether treatment is for asthma or copd. Often a brochodilator is used such as albuterol, xopenex, (levalbuterol) epinephrine,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
WATER & DRUG ELIMIN.: Medications are removed from the body by the kidney or the liver. If a drug is water soluble, normally the kidney is responsible for its elimination.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Prednisone : You did not mention the dose you were taking or if your Prednisone was tapered gradually before finally being discontinued. If it was gradually taper... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Valcyclovir: Unfortunately, there is no liquid formulation here in the United States. I realize that its a very large table. However, it can be broken in half i... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Fish Oil: If you select a high quality, ultra purified fish oil that came from cold water fish, there is really no therapeutic difference from the prescription ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
CONTINUED DIARRHEA: Ciprofloxacin and metronidazole, when taken together are often taken for infectious diarrhea. Without knowing the offending organism, it is difficult... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Sore Throat: This is difficult to answer without knowing the results of a throat culture if your doctor did one. If you have a strep infection that has good sensi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Sulfa -Trimethoprim: Depending on the sensitivity of the organism isolated, sulfamethoxazole - trimethoprim can be a very effective treatment for your condition. If the c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Laxative Abuse: Laxative abuse is the continued use of laxatives for uses other than for the treatment of constipation. An example would be in the person who has an ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Bronchitis: Unfortunately, what you state is very possible. Many cases of bronchitis are caused by viruses, which are not treatable by antibiotics. If your bron... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Miacalcin (salmon calcitonin): Miacalcin is the hormone calcitonin, extracted from salmon. It has 2 forms, with an injection or a nasal spray. It's used to regulate the body's calci... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate): The active ingredient in TUMS is calcium carbonate which is not a pain reliever. That being said, if your body aches are the result of osteoporosis, ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
DILANTIN LEVELS: A Dilantin level is the amount of unbound Dilantin in your bloodstream. There is a certain optimal level that your doctor is trying to achieve. Also... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Steroids: In your situation, i would say that steroid sprays would be the way to go. The reasoning is that with a spray, there is minimal systemic absorption a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Ibuprofen: This depends on the strength of the tablet. If you are referring to the otc version which are 200 mg per tablet, three tablets are fine. However, if ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Vitamins: This is very difficult to answer because you do not specify what vitamin and what you need the vitamin to do for you. If you have a true vitamin defi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Clindamycin: While c.Diff is always a concern with any broad spectrum antibiotic, Clindamycin certainly has been implicated as being responsible for c.Diff. Howev... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Dalmane (flurazepam): Dalmane, or flurazepam, has a very long half life (the amount of time it takes for your body to eliminate 1/2 of the amount in your body. Usually 5 h... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Azithromycin: Azithromycin is widely available by prescription only. Any pharmacy should be able to fill your prescription. It's available in 250 mg tablets and i... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Donepezil: While studies are underway for this indication, there is currently no fda approved use of donepezil as an aid for exam preparation.Inpatients treated ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Beta Blocket: Regarding potency and effectiveness of beta blocking agents, after propranolol, my choice would be atenolol. Atenolol is equally effective across al... Read More

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May 27, 2014
I have know Dr Prieston since I have been in Chambersburg which is over 25 years. I do not recall how many years he has been hear but I can assure anyone that he is at the top of the list as far as Ph...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Prieston is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Prieston is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I can't tell you how very much I appreciate your rapid reply. My neurosurgeon husband doesn't know anything but neurosurgery :-)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! You're most kind and it cleared up my confusion. So I'm off to take it for my nails!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate your time.I feel much better with your 2nd opinion

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

LENOX HILL HOSPITAL
Completed 1975

Residency

MERCY GENERAL HOSPITAL
Completed 1977

Awards

Chambersburg Hospital Core Values Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, Harrisburg, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Harrisburg, PA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

APhA
ASHP
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