2000: PharmD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 1987: BS Pharmacy, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy 1982-1984: Pre-Pharmacy, Austin Peay State University
2014: Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management 2013: Certified Diabetes Education 2012: Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate 2011: Board Certification in Ambulatory Care 2005: Immunization Certification
I have worked as a pharmacist for more than 25 years. My role at Saint Thomas Medical Partners Family Health Center - West is clinical. Patients are referred to me by providers for medical education and support, initiation and titration of medications, medication reconciliation and education on behavior changes to positively affect health outcomes and lifestyle choices. Helping patients afford medications by providing information on Patient Assistance Programs and changing meds based on insurance formularies or obtaining prior authorizations are daily activities.
I am available to consult with prescribers to advise them on evidence-based medicine practices and the most appropriate prescribing patterns for individual patients. I also provide educational talks and updates to our Nurse Practitioners routinely based on the needs of the practice.
Beyond my role at Saint Thomas, I have given talks on medication use at churches, senior citizen's centers and participated in career days at various schools.