Comparison of IPOR sites

North Carolina

Central Pharmacy

Websites:

http://centralpharmacync.com

http://www.centralcompounding.com

Sites:

Central Pharmacy
2609 N Duke St, Suite 103
Durham, NC 27704
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Central Compounding Center South
6224 Fayetteville Rd, Suite 104
Durham, NC 27713
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Central Pharmacy first opened its doors in 1981. Since then the business has grown and compounding was spun off to its own facility, Central Compounding Center, in 2000. Between the retail and compounding pharmacies, Central employs ~13 employees. Central Compounding Center is a PCAB Accredited compounding pharmacy and provides both sterile and non-sterile compounding, as well as pharmacist consultations in bioidentical hormone therapy replacement and functional medicine.

A number of services are offered at Central Pharmacy to improve patient health and adherence, including medication synchronization, adherence packaging, and medication therapy management. Central Pharmacy participates in the Community Enhanced Pharmacy Services Network (CPESN), regularly following our high-risk patients to ensure the best outcomes possible. Once per week Central provides one-hour long diabetes management services including lifestyle modification, medication and nutrition education to patients at Novant Durham Internal Medicine, a local physician clinic. The pharmacy resident will be responsible for running these education sessions and has the opportunity to participate in all services provided by both the retail and compounding pharmacies. Precepting opportunities are numerous, as the pharmacy regularly hosts students from two pharmacy schools in North Carolina: UNC and Campbell. The current resident is working on implementing a collaborative transitions of care program with Durham Internal Medicine to further enhance the clinical care provided by Central Pharmacy.

About the Owner

Jennifer Burch, PharmD is the owner of Central Pharmacy and Central Compounding Center South. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Campbell University School of Pharmacy in 1993. She returned to Durham after pharmacy school to work at the family owned independent pharmacy, Central Pharmacy. Upon return, Jennifer focused on growing the business in the areas of patient care services and compounding. Since then she opened Central Compounding Center South, which focuses exclusively on customized medications.

She developed a practice that is strong in patient care. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP). She has a clinical practice at Durham Internal Medicine where she helps to educate and manage patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Dr. Burch is very active in local, state and national pharmacy organizations. She has been active NCAP member since pharmacy school. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association. She has served in numerous leadership capacities in these organizations.

About the Preceptors

Dr. Burch will precept in the areas of operations and finance at both locations. She will also precept in all areas of compounding.

Dr. Russell received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy in 2006. Dr. Russell serves as the Pharmacist manager at Central Pharmacy. Dr. Russell serves as a preceptor for both UNC and Campbell University. Dr. Russell will precept in all areas of the residency program including clinical activities at Central Pharmacy.

Donna received her BS in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy. She manages all aspects of daily operations at Central Compounding Center. She will precept general compounding areas such as formulations and operations.

Dr. Patel received her BS in Pharmacy from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy in 1994. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1996.  She has been working at Central Compounding Center South since September of 2013. She will precept general compounding in areas such as counseling patients, data entry of compounded medications, as well as general guidelines for auditing logs of compounded medications as per USP <795> guidelines.

Drugco Pharmacy

Websites:
www.drugcopharmacy.com

Sites:

Drugco Pharmacy – Roanoke Rapids
107 Smith Church Rd
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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Drugco Pharmacy – Ahoskie
312 South Academy St
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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Drugco Pharmacy – Ahoskie is a moderate volume single pharmacist store with a small HME/DME operation. The pharmacy is also a 340B contract pharmacy for an area medical clinic, and currently participates in many of the clinical programs listed above.

Drugco Pharmacy – Lake Gaston
139 Elams Rd
Littleton, NC 27850
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Drugco Pharmacy – Lake Gaston is a single pharmacist retail operation in Littleton, NC.  The pharmacy participates in many of the clinical programs listed above. Drugco Pharmacy – Lake Gaston also has a large store front that provides unique opportunities for education in merchandising.

Drugco Pharmacy – Nashville
163 Nashville Commons Dr
Nashville, NC 27856
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Drugco Discount Pharmacy was founded in 1975 with its original store in Roanoke Rapids, NC. The company has now grown to include four pharmacies with two additional pharmacies planned to open in early 2018. The main location in Roanoke Rapids is a high-volume pharmacy that averages 1,300 prescriptions per day during the week and over 2,000 prescriptions per day during the first of the month. This pharmacy has 11 pharmacists on staff and over 20 technicians. The satellite stores are more traditional independents with 1 pharmacist and 2 technicians on average.

Drugco provides a wide range of pharmacy services including immunizations, MTMs, medication synchronization, delivery, transitions-of-care, and others. Additionally, each store has a full line of home medical supplies including respiratory supplies, diabetic shoes and supplies, and durable medical equipment such as hospital beds and wheelchairs. The main location also houses Drugco’s specialty pharmacy where specialty medications are shipped to patients across the US.

About the Preceptors

Gene graduated from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 1975 and has worked in the Roanoke Valley for over 40 years. He has lived in Roanoke Rapids since he opened Drugco and has made a commitment to give back to the community that has supported his family through the years. Gene has recently retired as a pharmacist; however, he still comes into the pharmacy to speak to his patients and provide mentorship to his staff.

Drew graduated from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2009 and has worked at Drugco since 2007, first as a student and then as a pharmacist. In 2011, Drew was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for pharmacy services and his main goal is to ensure customers are provided the best service in the pharmacy industry. He was responsible for creating the specialty pharmacy at Drugco and still manages that business today. Drew serves as the residency program director for Drugco.

Joyce graduated from Campbell University Pharmacy School in 1996 and has been a member of the Drugco team since December of that year. During her time at Drugco, she has experienced many changes in pharmacy practice and has been involved in various clinical services including cholesterol testing, immunizations, MTMs, and specialty pharmacy. Joyce serves as the IPOR site coordinator and works closely with the resident to develop a strong understanding of independent pharmacy practice.

Angela graduated from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 1997. She is a Roanoke Rapids local and has worked with Drugco since 1991, first as a technician and student and then as a pharmacist. She has been pharmacy manager at the Roanoke Rapids location since 2009. She ensures the pharmacy runs efficiently on a daily basis and guarantees the customer service value Drugco is known for. She works closely with the resident on quality improvement projects regarding the pharmacy and serves as a primary preceptor during the Management block.

Neal serves as Chief Financial Officer of Drugco and joined Drugco in 2016.  He is responsible for managing the cash flow and enjoys focusing on future growth opportunities for Drugco.  Neal received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

D-Rex Pharmacy

Websites:
www.drexrx.com
www.facebook.com/DRexPharmacy

Sites:

D-Rex Pharmacy
450 Winston Road
Jonesville, NC 28642
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D-Rex Pharmacy opened its doors in 1972 and has continued to be Jonesville’s leading community pharmacy. David and Susan Morrison bought D-Rex in 1982, and the store has been in its current location for 14 years and now employs four pharmacists and four technicians. Our vision is to meet the healthcare needs and improve the quality of life of our patients in a manner that will glorify God. Our professional, caring, and knowledgeable team of eighteen people strives to provide exceptional service and high quality products with honesty and integrity. D-Rex has been a regular rotation site for P4 students for more than 15 years. Our areas of service include compounding, patient consultation, medication synchronization, compliance packaging, diabetes education, Home Medical Equipment, immunizations, and medication therapy management.

About the Preceptors

David Morrison has been working as a pharmacist since he graduated from the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and he has been working at D-Rex for 38 years. He and his wife Susan have owned the store for 35 years. David is a preceptor for Wingate University Campbell University East Tennessee State University and UNC Chapel Hill. He is also a member of NCAP and NCPA. He enjoys the aspect of bringing business and healthcare together. David has an entrepreneurial spirit and has achieved his goal of owning a community pharmacy and running a successful business. David and Susan were college sweethearts and have been married for 44 years. They have three adult children and five grandchildren and they are active members in their local church.

Karen Sealey has been working as a pharmacist since she graduated from the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she has been working at D-Rex for 14 years. Karen is a preceptor for Wingate University Campbell University East Tennessee State University and UNC Chapel Hill. She is a Certified HRT Specialist and loves helping people which is why she went into pharmacy. Karen is passionate about women’s health. She and her husband Charlie have been married for 25 years and have three children. They are active members in their local church where Karen volunteers with the women and children’s ministries.

Rebekah Garris has been working at D-Rex Pharmacy since she graduated with her PharmD from Campbell University’s School of Pharmacy. She is a member of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International. Rebekah chose to become a pharmacist because she loves opportunities to help and educate people so that they can have better control of their health and have better health outcomes. She is passionate about health education primarily in the area of diabetes education. She and Brian have been married for three years and they have a two-year-old Husky German Shepherd.

Lumberton Drug Company

Website:
www.lumbertondrug.com

Sites:

Lumberton Drug Company
4307 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton. NC 28358
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Lumberton Drug West
104 West 27th Street
Lumberton. NC 28358
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HomeRx Healthcare
707 Farringdom Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
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Lumberton Drug is owned and founded by husband and wife pharmacists, Jason and Shelley Foil. The pharmacy began serving their community in 2004. Over the next 9 years, their forward thinking and personal care allowed the company to expand its presence. Between 2013 and 2014 the company grew to include a second retail location and a closed-door pharmacy, which is home to the compound facility. In 2015 the company once again expanded its services to offer walk-in clinic at its main location. It is the #1 goal of Lumberton Drug’s 6 pharmacists, 15 technicians, 4 cashiers, delivery drivers, as well as their marketing, sales, and operations staff to provide comprehensive and compassionate customer service while becoming the pharmacy of choice and “solution center’ for its patients and their fellow healthcare providers. Lumberton Drug has been continually recognized as the Reader’s Choice Best Pharmacy in Lumberton and Robeson County and recently received BC/BS of NC “Top Performer” award for excellence in pharmacy and was one of the first participating pharmacies with Community Care of North Carolina. They have successfully achieved their goals by providing services such as:

  • Medication synchronization
  • Adherence packaging
  • Compounding
  • Extensive Clinical services
  • FREE Medication delivery
  • Diabetes Care CIub offering FREE diabetic supplies
  • Free Vitamins Program
  • lmmunizations
  • Discount Medication and Extended Supply List
  • Community Outreach

About the Preceptors

Pharmacist and owner, Jason M. Foil is a first-generation pharmacist who graduated from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 199u. Upon graduation he moved to Lumberton, NC and worked for a local independent pharmacy. He opened Lumberton Drug Company in 2004, where his major focus was serving his community and providing them with solutions to all their healthcare needs. Jason was recognized as tho Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) 2016 Pharmacist of the Year and will be instrumental in advising residents in the business of pharmacy, finance, and entrepreneurship requirements needed to create, open, and operate a thriving independent pharmacy in today’s challenging pharmacy environment. Jason will precept in the areas of operations and finance.

Pharmacist and owner. Shelley Foil, received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 1999. She is a second-generation pharmacist and has experience in both independent and chain pharmacy. Shelley is the compounding pharmacist at Lumberton Drug and will precept general compounding areas such as operations, formulations, patient counseling, data entry, as well as general information on building compounding lab from the ground up. per USP <795> guidelines.

Jerri Ann Britt received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Campbell University in 2006. She has eleven years of community pharmacy experience with six as the pharmacy manager at Lumberton Drug. She has been involved in the enhancement and implementation of our medication adherence program, immunizations, and management of workflow and operations. Jerri Ann will be the preceptor for our retail pharmacies, operations, and management.

Sara received her Doctor ofPharmacy degree from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 20l2. After graduating, she began a career as a Clinical Pharmacist for AccessCare, a Community Care of North Carolina network. Embedded in SoutheasternHealth Center, she reviewed prescription regimens ofCarolina Access Medicaid patients. She was also part of a hospital-wide inpatient medication reconciliation process. ln September 2017, she joined the team at Lumberton Drug Company, where she splits her time performing clinical tasks, as well as staffing. Sara will be the preceptor for clinical services.

Futrell Pharmacy

Website: 
www.futrell.pharmacy

Sites: 
Futrell Pharmacy of Jackson
119 West Jefferson St
Jackson, NC 27845
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Futrell Pharmacy of Rich Square
124 South Main St
Rich Square, NC 27869
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Futrell Pharmacy of Littleton
123 E South Main St
Littleton, NC 27850
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Futrell Pharmacy of Warrenton
108 S Main St
Warrenton, NC 27589
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Futrell Pharmacy is your neighborhood pharmacy no matter where you are from. Established in 1976, we currently serve four small towns in Eastern North Carolina: Jackson, Rich Square, Littleton, and Warrenton. The experienced pharmacy staff at our four stores includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and extensive support staff. First and foremost, we’re here to help our patients. Some of our services include:

  • Home Delivery
  • Med Sync
  • DME
  • Immunizations
  • Medication therapy management

About the Preceptors

Bill Futrell graduated from the UNC School of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy in 1973, and returned to complete his PharmD in 1999. He is the founder and owner of the four Futrell Pharmacy locations. In addition to his work in the communities that his pharmacy serves, Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of Mutual Drug Company, which is a partner organization for the residency program.

Ned Clark is the pharmacy manager for the Jackson location, and will be a key preceptor for the residency program. Ned graduated from the UNC School of Pharmacy in 1978 and has worked at Futrell Pharmacy for three years. In addition to managing the Jackson location, Ned is involved with clinical services including Med Sync, immunizations and MTM for the pharmacies.

Table Rock Pharmacy

Website:

www.tablerockpharmacy.com

Sites:

Table Rock Pharmacy
200 West Fleming Drive
Morganton, NC 28655
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Table Rock Pharmacy is a full-service independent pharmacy that has been providing exceptional pharmaceutical service to the Morganton Community since 1990. We grew from 1000 square feet to our present 4000 square foot space in 1998. The pharmacy is easily accessible with front door parking and no wading through merchandise to get to our pharmacy counter. We are fully staffed with 4 full time pharmacists and 11 pharmacy technicians (8 of whom are certified). We have 5 computer workstations, a robotic dispensing system, a non-sterile compounding room, a prescription counseling room, and a vaccination room. We are an enhanced service pharmacy and have been involved in the CCNC Network since 2014 and have recently signed up for CPESN, USA network. We offer fast, friendly and personalized service, while still being on the cutting edge of pharmacy practice and openly embracing innovation. We emphasize patient education and medication adherence through counseling, medsync and adherence packaging. Our focus is to improve overall health and better outcomes for our community.

About the Preceptors

I graduated from UNC in 1981. I worked for one of the big chain pharmacies for eight years before Shara and I opened our independent in 1990. We have been members of PCCA since 1994 and have enjoyed learning about and practicing compounding pharmacy since that time. Our compounding practice covers the full gamut of non-sterile compounds. I enjoy traveling, so I have taken a keen interest in our new emphasis on travel medicine, giving travel vaccines and information about food and water safety, sun and insect protection, and general information about staying healthy while traveling. I have also found it rewarding working with other medical professionals and community leaders in taking steps to attempt to stem the crisis of opioid abuse in our county. I enjoy traveling, history, getting outdoors, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

I graduated from NC State in 2004 with a BS in Chemistry and UNC Pharmacy in 2008. I took a job with a chain in Hickory, and worked for 5 years there as Pharmacy Manager. In 2013, I was fortunately hired by Richard and Shara Owensby at Table Rock Pharmacy in Morganton. My wife is also a UNC Pharmacy graduate and works with us at Table Rock Pharmacy part-time. Outside of work, we are busy with our 2 kids and their many activities. My work interests include increasing patient adherence, patient counseling, advocating for independent pharmacy, and our immunization program. I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 kids, running, reading, and watching college football & basketball.

I graduated from UNC pharmacy school in 1981. I worked for various independent pharmacies before we opened our own pharmacy in 1990. While raising 3 children, Richard and I built our business by going above and beyond for our patients, being very active in our community, and treating our staff like family. Over the years, we have been preceptors for UNC, Campbell and Wingate Universities. I have been excited by the new opportunities available for independent pharmacists that allow us to be valuable members of the healthcare team. Through involvement with CCNC and the new CPESN networks we have incorporated enhanced services into our workflow that have helped keep our patients healthy and adherent to their medication regimen. Our pharmacy has always embraced new challenges and has utilized the technology and staff needed to achieve our goals. I enjoy traveling, reading, live music, running, Pilates, hiking and  playing with my grandchildren and my dog.

Pennsylvania

Esterbrook Pharmacy

Website:
www.esterbrookpharmacy.com

3 locations in Reading, PA
1 location in Springfield, PA

Site:

Esterbrook Pharmacy
301 S. 7th Avenue #145
Reading, PA, 19611
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  • MTM
  • Immunizations
  • Home Delivery
  • DME
  • Adherence packaging

 

Other affiliated stores:
West Reading Drug, Sproul Pharmacy

Mainline Pharmacy

Sites:

Mainline Pharmacy – Ebensburg
3720 New Germany Rd.
Ebensburg, PA 15931
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Mainline Pharmacy – Cresson
1207 Second St.
Cresson, PA 16630
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Mainline Pharmacy – Portage
619 Main St.
Portage, PA 15946
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Mainline Pharmacy – Nanty Glo
1049 Shoemaker St.
Nanty Glo, PA 15943
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Blairsville Pharmacy
135 E Market St., Ste 100
Blairsville, PA 15717
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Mainline LTC Pharmacy
617 Main St, Ste 1
Portage, PA 15946
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Mainline Compounding & Infusion Pharmacy
1049 Shoemaker St, Ste 2
Nanty Glo, PA 15943
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About the Owner

Brian J. Sidone, PharmD
Owner, Director of Pharmacy

Brian currently serves as an owner and the Director of Pharmacy for Mainline Pharmacies, an independent community pharmacy organization that includes five community pharmacies, one long term care pharmacy, and one compounding pharmacy.  Mainline Pharmacy is focused on growth through their commitment to patients, the community, and expanding pharmacist-led patient care services.  Brian obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.  He serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program collaboration between Mainline Pharmacy and Duquesne University.  Brian has served his profession through his commitment to local and national pharmacy organizations.  He is an active and participating member of NCPA, PPA, and APhA.  Brian has dedicated his time to his local business and professional networking organizations with the purpose of growing the locally owned business community in the surrounding areas where he lives and works.  Brian is passionate about the success of independent pharmacy and has spent his entire professional career in the field committed to achieving the goals of his profession.

Sunray Drugs

Website:

www.sunraydrugs.com

Sites:

SunRay Drugs
142 South 52nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19139
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SunRay Drugs, in collaboration with the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, is the largest independent pharmacy organization in Philadelphia, Pa., currently operating 24 retail pharmacies. SunRay Drugs pharmacists take the time to know their patients by name. With over 40 years’ experience, SunRay Drugs pride themselves with providing safe, value-added pharmacy services and excellent customer service to patients by highly trained, trust-worthy health care professionals. Their mission is to optimize patient outcomes by providing companionate care through medication management, education, preparing customized prescriptions, and collaborating with their patients and professional colleagues.

SunRay Drugs independent pharmacy organization is owned by a small group of pharmacists with over 40 years of experience and employs pharmacists, technicians and support personnel.

SunRay Drugs partnered with the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in 2011 to provide their patients with enhanced clinical services and student pharmacists with exceptional experiential learning opportunities.

Wisconsin

Skywalk Pharmacy

Website:

www.skywalkpharmacy.com

Skywalk Pharmacy Milwaukee – Primary Site
Milwaukee is the flagship store in the Skywalk Pharmacy group and has been operating since 2003. The focus of Skywalk Pharmacy – Milwaukee is to enhance Skywalk’s collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin providers and to support the outpatient discharges and Transitions of Care program. The role of the Milwaukee staff is to provide efficient discharge prescriptions for the hospital and to identify patients suitable for their clinical programs.

Skywalk Pharmacy New Berlin
New Berlin opened in 2014 to assist Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with their “Care Closer to Home” mission. The building is being remodeled in 2016-17 to add providers and clinicians to the primary care and specialty clinics. With this remodeling comes great opportunity to provide ambulatory care and clinical pharmacy support to the providers in the building. This pharmacy also provides oversight to two Remote Dispensing Sites in other Children’s Hospital Clinics buildings in the greater Milwaukee area.

Skywalk Pharmacy West Allis
West Allis opened in October, 2016. This location will consolidate Skywalk’s administrative team and clinical programs while enhancing their delivery services, compounding lab, and it will also provide a retail pharmacy to service the employees of the complex. The complex itself is 650,000 square feet and includes over 50 different businesses as tenants with over 2,500 employees. The retail pharmacy will service employees in the complex and include an expansion of Skywalk’s services to the adult population.

Skywalk Pharmacy opened in 2003 as the first independently owned community pharmacy located in a children’s hospital in the United States. There are now four locations throughout the greater Milwaukee area that are owned and operated by Jake Olson, Pharm.D.

Skywalk Pharmacy is a full service pediatric retail and specialty pharmacy providing a broad spectrum of services from routine medications to highly complicated compounded prescriptions. Their convenient locations, skilled staff, specialty programs, access to specialty / “hard-to-find” medications, easy refill and home delivery options make Skywalk Pharmacy an ideal choice for all children’s medication needs.

About the Preceptors

Jake Olson is the President/CEO of Skywalk Pharmacy located in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and their outlying specialty clinics. He is a 1999 Pharm.D. graduate of the University of Iowa and completed an accredited Community Pharmacy Practice Residency with Purdue University in 2000. In 2003, he opened Skywalk Pharmacy which serves the unique needs of pediatric patients. Olson is very involved in the pharmacy world at many levels as he sits on the Wisconsin Medicaid DUR Board, is a director at large for the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, serves on NCPA’s steering committee for alternative payment models, and is the vice-chairman of the CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Board.

kara_boghossianKara Boghossian is a 2005 Pharm.D. graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. In 2009, she became the Pharmacy Manager of Skywalk Pharmacy, and in 2015 became the director of pharmacy. She has been an integral part of the growth of Skywalk Pharmacy.

Steve Finkenbinder earned his Pharm.D. in 2009 from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, Virginia. Finkebinder has lived and worked in the Milwaukee area for the last five years and joined the Skywalk family in March 2014. In 2016 he became a dedicated clinical pharmacist to enhance Skywalk’s transitions of care, bedside delivery and specialty pharmacy services at the Milwaukee location.