Licensed Pharmacist with clinical, retail, and managerial experience. Demonstrated versatility in adapting to ever-increasing complexity in the healthcare industry. Committed to providing quality pharmaceutical care as an essential link in disease management.
Retail Pharmacist, Current Shopko Pharmacy – Spanish Fork,
Increased pharmacy sales and productivity by providing accurate and knowledgeable information to patrons and physicians.
Provided consultations to health care providers regarding medication therapy management .
Upgraded pharmacy procedures to maximize technician time, allowing pharmacists to spend more time in patient contact and counseling .
Administered influenza, varicella zoster, pneumonia, and other boosters to qualified children and adults.
Performed medication therapy management evaluations.
Provided consultations and recommendations for OTCs, herbals, and vitamin products.
Retail Pharmacist, Manager, Associated Foods, Inc. – Salt Lake City,
Provided quality pharmacy service to the community.
Met inventory and auditing requirements for C-II maintenance and record keeping as directed by the DEA.
Maintained budget, schedules and inventory to meet preset store goals.
Served as an experiential site for both introductory and advanced community pharmacy students.
Achieved 3rd place top immunizing pharmacy throughout store chain 2010.
Clinical Director, Health Med Assist – Salt Lake City,
Developed and supervised an entrepreneurial start up company designed to benefit geriatric patients- the fastest growing sector of our population.
Submitted patient assistance applications to pharmaceutical companies on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
Evaluated low income individuals for assistance qualification or referral to other agencies.
Assessed opportunities for more cost effective therapeutic alternatives if no assistance was available for the existing therapies.
Contacted providers on the patient's behalf to discuss alternative therapy while ensuring optimal therapeutic outcomes.
Clinical Pharmacist, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics – Salt Lake Cty,
Successfully participated in a multidisciplinary health care team involving Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice.
Interviewed new clinic patients to obtain medication history for their permanent record.
Altered suboptimal patient therapy in the areas of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes following collaborative practice guidelines.
Developed policy and procedures for participation of clinical pharmacy in a new geriatrics clinic.
Directed the care of more than 300 patients in an ambulatory clinic receiving anticoagulant therapy.
Performed medication cost containment reviews for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Presented at professional meetings regarding the development of pharmacy clinical services.
Ordered pertinent labs essential for monitoring medication safety and efficacy.
Consulted with medical providers in psychiatry, pediatrics, and gynecology.
Provided community education.
Clinical preceptor for advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
Postdoctoral Fellow: College of Pharmacy,
1988 University of Utah - Salt Lake City,
Doctor of Pharmacy: Pharmacy,
1987 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor,
Bachelor of Science: Biology,
1982 Wayne State University - Detroit,
Bachelor of Science: Psychology,
1982 Wayne State University - Detroit,
Graduate Gerontology Certificate, University of Utah 1991
Immunization Certificate, 2007 to present
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, American Heart Association 2007 to Present
Utah License #150561-1701
Michigan License #5302410648
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 1997 – 2013
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, University of Southern Nevada, West Jordan, Utah 2008 – 2013
Pharmacy Technician Student Preceptor All local pharmacy technician programs, 2004 to Present
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 1982 – 1983