Residency Site and Preceptor Information

Blue Ridge Pharmacy

Asheville, North Carolina (map)

948 Tunnel Rd
Asheville, NC 28805
828-298-3636

Preceptors: Todd Tamplin, RPh; Andria Eker, PharmD, BCACP, CDE; Wes McCall, PharmD; Brad Melson, PharmD; Tasha Michaels, PharmD, BCACP; Dave Phillips, PharmD, BCPS

Blue Ridge Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy, which began with the focus of growing and developing a long-term care pharmacy to exceed expectations of family care homes, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities in western NC. After 10 years, Blue Ridge Pharmacy has two long-term care pharmacies (Asheville and Cary) and two community pharmacies (Asheville and Hendersonville). Blue Ridge Pharmacy received the Sky High Growth Award in 2015 from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. This site accepts one community pharmacy resident per year. Blue Ridge Pharmacy provides innovative services including:

  • Medication therapy management
  • Vaccinations
  • Compounding
  • Medication synchronization
  • Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies, community outreach, and education
  • Access program: Community-based referral program for patients transitioning from nursing facilities back to home or patients that need extra assistance
  • Long-term care pharmacy
  • Consultant pharmacy services
  • Teaching experience in classroom and clinical practice settings
  • Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service Network pharmacy with Community Care of North Carolina

 

About the Preceptors

Residency preceptor since 2009

Natasha (Tasha) Michaels, PharmD, BCACP is the Director of Clinical Services for the community pharmacies and the Pharmacy Manager at the Hendersonville location for Blue Ridge Pharmacy. Michaels received her bachelor of science in chemistry and biology and minor in mathematics from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC (2003). She received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (2007). Michaels completed her PGY1 community pharmacy residency at Kerr Drug in Raleigh and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (2008). Her research on North Carolina’s Medicaid Medication Therapy Management Program was published in the May/June 2010 issue of Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Michaels’ primary focus has been to provide clinical services to patients in the community setting including incorporation of these services into pharmacy workflow. These services consist of medication therapy management services, immunizations, point-of-care testing, and disease state management, including diabetes education. Michaels is passionate about vaccinations and expanding the role of community pharmacists. Michaels is the site coordinator for Blue Ridge Pharmacy’s PGY1 community pharmacy residency program.

Michaels joined the Blue Ridge Pharmacy team in 2015 and relocated to Asheville from the Triangle area in NC. Prior to joining Blue Ridge Pharmacy, Michaels practiced at Kerr Drug and Walgreens and her roles included:

  • Clinical coordinator (Kerr Drug)
  • Being primary contact person for OutcomesMTM® and MirixaPro (2010 Kerr Drug)
  • Member of a MTM Task Force with the sole mission of expanding MTM services to all Kerr Drug locations
  • Site coordinator for UNC’s PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency in Durham (2009-2010) and Campbell’s PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program in Sanford (2010)
  • Site coordinator for the UNC’s PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program in Chapel Hill from 2010-2014 (Kerr Drug/Walgreens)
  • Preceptor for the Patient Care learning experience for the PGY2 Academia/Community Pharmacy Residency Program in Chapel Hill from 2010 – 2013 (Kerr Drug/Walgreens)
  • Pharmacy Manager (Kerr Drug/Walgreens)
  • Co-investigator for pharmacogenomics research as a clinical pharmacist practitioners (CPP) and an investigator for Pegus Research Inc (Kerr Drug)
  • Special provision pharmacist with Community Care of North Carolina (Kerr Drug)
    • Worked in conjunction with UNC Hepatology providing education classes for Hepatitis C patients (August 2011 – June 2012)
    • Providing medication therapy management for Medicaid beneficiaries (June 2012 – Jan 2013)

 

Michaels is also an adjunct faculty member at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for advanced community experiential rotations for pharmacy students from various schools of pharmacy. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP). She is actively involved in NCAP and currently serves on the Immunization Committee and Editorial Board. She has served as a member of NCAP’s Community Care Practice Forum Executive Committee 2009 – 2014 including Chair in 2013, Membership Committee, Award Committee, and Strategic Plan Task Force. Michaels received the Community Care Pharmacist of the Year award in August 2010 from NCAP for her work with expanding MTM to all Kerr Drug pharmacists and stores. She also became a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in 2012.

Residency preceptor since 2016

Wes McCall, PharmD is the Director of Pharmacy Services for Blue Ridge Pharmacy’s long term care divisions in Asheville, NC and Cary, NC. He received his undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill (2002) and doctor of pharmacy degree at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (2008). Prior to beginning his career as a pharmacist he was a research technician at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he co-authored several journal articles detailing his findings in prostate and breast cancers. While completing his pharmacy degree, he also co-authored a review article on the pharmacokinetics of creatinine. At Blue Ridge Pharmacy, Wes is a preceptor for advanced practice experiential education rotations with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Previously he has also acted as a preceptor for Wingate University and East Tennessee State University. As Director of Pharmacy Services Wes is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Blue Ridge Pharmacy’s long term care division, which services facilities across North Carolina and has grown to more than 50 employees.

Residency preceptor since 2016

Dave Phillips, PharmD, BCPS is the Director of Clinical Services for the long term care divison at Blue Ridge Pharmacy in Asheville, NC, which provides premier pharmacy services for family care homes to skilled nursing facilities from western North Carolina to Raleigh. In addition to these responsibilities, Phillips provides consulting services for five skilled nursing and three assisted living facilities, and he serves as a preceptor for students from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He is actively involved in the American Society of Clinical Pharmacists (ASCP) and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP), where he currently serves as the Chronic Care Forum Liaison for the New Practitioner Network.

Prior to joining Blue Ridge Pharmacy, Phillips spent three years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City at MU School of Pharmacy in Columbia, Missouri, as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. He taught students in both didactic courses and experiential rotations in inpatient internal medicine at his practice site at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital. During his time in Missouri, Phillips was involved in both regional and state organizations. Phillips received his degree from the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University (2009). He completed a pharmacy practice residency at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio (2010).

Residency preceptor since 2012

Andria Eker, PharmD, BCACP, CDE is the director of Blue Ridge Access. After completing her doctor of pharmacy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (2011), she completed a Post Graduate Year 1 community pharmacy residency with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Kerr Health in Asheville. She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). As the director of Blue Ridge Access, a referral pharmacy program focused on improving transitions and continuity of care, Eker is involved in the implementation of clinical services, including transitions of care, medication therapy management, disease state management, diabetes education, and immunizations for a more vulnerable, higher risk population. She is also a preceptor for advanced pharmacy practice rotations and has served as a preceptor for community pharmacy practice residents with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Kerr Drug. Eker is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Residency preceptor since 2016

Brad Melson, PharmD, is the Pharmacy Manager for Blue Ridge Pharmacy’s community pharmacy in Asheville, NC. Melson received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (2009). Prior to joining Blue Ridge Pharmacy in 2012, Melson was a Pharmacy Manager for Rite Aid in Western NC. In addition to Melson’s role as Pharmacy Manager, he oversees the pharmacy operations for both community pharmacies in Asheville and Hendersonville, which also includes software implementation, specialty pharmacy services, adherence programs, clinical services, and business development projects. Melson is also actively involved in the conception and building design of the new Asheville location to be completed in 2016. He is a preceptor for advanced community experiential rotations UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Melson is a member of National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

Residency preceptor since 2016

Todd Tamplin, RPh, is a co-owner and co-founder of Blue Ridge Pharmacy. Tamplin received his bachelor of science in pharmacy from University of Louisana Monroe (1992). Upon graduation, he began working at a community hospital and quickly worked his way up into a management position. By 1997, he was a Pharmacy Manager for a long-term care pharmacy and worked at different long-term care pharmacies throughout the US. In 2005, Tamplin partnered with Dean Clayton and created Blue Ridge Pharmacy to fulfill a need in Western NC for a local long-term care pharmacy. Tamplin and Clayton acquired a local community pharmacy in Asheville and while continuing to provide pharmacy services for the community patients created their long-term care business. After 10 years, Tamplin primarily oversees the operations for the community pharmacies in Asheville and Hendersonville and the Blue Ridge Access Program.

Brame Huie Pharmacy

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (map)

1920 West Park Drive
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Preceptors: Cathy Huie, PharmD, CPP; April Chapman, PharmD, CPP; Angie Roark, PharmD

Brame Huie Pharmacy (BHP) is an independent pharmacy that opened in November 2005 in northwest North Carolina. Brame Huie is a standout in the community, winning Small Business of the Year in 2008 and 2012 from the Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to traditional dispensing, the pharmacy offers patients a variety of services: immunizations, medication therapy management, specialty medications, hospice, compounding, durable medical equipment, medication packaging, medication adherence program, biomimetic hormone replacement therapy, free education classes, delivery, and more. In 2013, BHP established a transitions-of-care program, in partnership with the local hospital Wilkes Regional Medical Center (WRMC), to assist in reducing 30-day readmission rates for patients diagnosed with pneumonia, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and/or COPD.

  • One resident per year
  • Non-sterile Compounding
  • Immunizations
  • Medication Therapy Management Programs (Outcomes, Mirixa, and CCNC PharmaceHome)
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Medication adherence and organizer programs
  • ScriptPro and Parata Pass robotics
  • Biomimetic Hormone Replacement Collaborative Practice with four area providers
  • URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accredited
  • Hospital to Home Program: transitions-of-care program with local hospital
  • Pharmacy management
  • Local Delivery
  • Project Lazarus naloxone dispensing
  • Hospice
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Free Education Classes
  • IPPE and APPE Rotation Site for UNC, Campbell, ETSU and Wingate Colleges of Pharmacy

Future Plans

  • Seeking accreditation by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB)
  • Expanding our medication adherence and packaging programs with a goal of 800 patients enrolled (300 patients currently)
  • Expanding our transitions of care program with WRMC to help reduce all patient readmissions, not just for specific disease states.

About the Preceptors

Residency preceptor since 2012

cathy_huieCathy Huie received her doctor of pharmacy from Campbell University in 1997 and worked with local chain pharmacies until November 2005, when she and Rick Brame started Brame Huie Pharmacy. With the passing of Brame, Huie and her husband purchased his part of the business from the Brame estate. Brame Huie has grown from four employees in 2005 to twenty-three employees, providing multiple services and becoming a respected and vital member of the community.

Huie has completed certificate programs in diabetes education, medication therapy management, immunization, Train the Trainer APhA diabetes education program, PCCA compound training in addition to BHRT education. She precepts students for both introductory and advanced pharmacy practice rotations with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Wingate University School of Pharmacy, and Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has a clinical pharmacist practitioner agreement with several local providers for hormone replacement therapy. Her local community service includes service on the boards of the Hospice Auxiliary, Home Care, Chamber of Commerce, Education Foundation, Wilkes Community College Endowment, and Wilkes Economic Development.

Huie is involved with National Community Pharmacists’ Association, American Pharmacists Association, North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, American Association of Diabetes Educators, The North American Menopause Society, and Pharmacy Development Services.

Residency preceptor since 2012

april_chapmanApril Chapman received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 1998. She has been involved in the independent pharmacy world throughout her career, with eleven years at a previous independent pharmacy and more than four years with Brame Huie Pharmacy. Her interests include immunization, compounding, disease state management and hormone replacement therapy consultations.

Chapman has certifications in hypertension, diabetes education, medication therapy management and PCCA training in compounding and HRT education. She enjoys both one-on-one and group education with patients. She has a clinical pharmacist practitioner agreement with several local providers for hormone replacement therapy. Chapman is a residency preceptor as well as a preceptor for students from the Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Chapman is involved with the American Pharmacists Association, the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Residency preceptor since 2014

angie_roarkAngie Roark received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2012. After graduation, she completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency with UNC and Brame Huie Pharmacy. Her interests include teaching, medication adherence, immunizations, and hormone replacement therapy consultations.

Roark received her teaching and diabetes education certificates in 2013. She works closely with Project Success in the Wilkes County School System to educate adolescents regarding medication safety. Roark is involved with the American Pharmacists Association, the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Kroger

Raleigh, North Carolina (map)

350 East Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Preceptors: Ouita Davis Gatton, RPh, and Laura Cates, RPh; Anna Armstrong, PharmD

Kroger is the largest traditional grocery store chain with more than 2,000 stores in 32 states. In addition, Kroger has the most PGY1 community pharmacy residency positions across the country.Our district,within the Mid-Atlantic Division,contains 14 stores dispersed across the Raleigh-Durham area. Due to the close proximity of the stores to each other, the resident is able to easily travel amongst the stores to provide patient care services.Another advantage of this site is the opportunity for the resident towork with both theUNC community residents and the three Kroger residents within the division. As a grocery store chain pharmacy, Kroger has business model that emphasizes total patient care; therefore, the resident will be involved with many unique opportunities at this site.

 

Site-specific opportunities:

  • Medication therapy management through various platforms including Outcomes, Mirixa, and CCNC’s PHARMACeHOME
  • Extensive immunization services
  • Considerable point-of-care testing through employee health screenings and coaching programs
  • Patient-centered dispensing
  • Teaching, mentoring, and precepting opportunities in various settings
  • Close working relationship with UNC Pharmacy student organizations including Karing with Kroger screening events
  • District and division level pharmacy management opportunities
  • Local and national leadership exposure
  • Volunteering partnerships with local groups
  • Diabetes education initiatives

About the Preceptors

Residency preceptor since 2015

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Anna received her BS in Chemistry from Meredith College in 2010 and her PharmD from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2014. After graduation, she completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency with UNC and Kroger. She currently works at Kroger Pharmacy in Raleigh, NC as a floater pharmacist with a focus on development and implementation of patient-care services in the community setting.

Anna first became interested in community pharmacy after working at the independent pharmacy in her hometown of Smithfield, NC. As she progressed through pharmacy school, she continued to develop her passion for community practice as she interned with a local independent pharmacy and completed her advanced community rotations. She also developed a love for teaching and mentoring after serving as a teaching assistant and student body leader. The community pharmacy residency allowed Anna to blend her passion for community practice and advanced service with her love of teaching and mentoring. The year offered many opportunities to develop leadership skills for roles within the workplace and surrounding community. Currently, Anna serves as a member of the NCAP Immunization Committee and an active member of APhA. She will also be a preceptor-in-training for the Kroger residency site in Raleigh, NC.

Residency preceptor starting in 2013

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Ouita Davis Gatton received her BS in biology from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1984 and her pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. After graduation, she worked in consulting, infusion pharmacy, and several independents and chains. Encouraged by her father, owner of a local, independent pharmacy, Gatton joined the Kroger Pharmacy team in 1997. She has served as staff pharmacist and district clinical coordinator in North Carolina and as Kroger Mid-Atlantic Division clinical coordinator in Roanoke, Virginia.

While in Virginia, Gatton coordinated all pharmacy programs not directly related to dispensing. She provided leadership for three hundred pharmacists in one hundred sixteen pharmacies in six states: North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky. While in that position, Davis helped spearhead the passage of pharmacy-immunization legislation in West Virginia in 2007. She was also profiled in the American Pharmacists Association’s Pharmacy Today magazine for her pioneering role in coordinating MTM services for Kroger.

When Gatton returned to Raleigh, she staffed and helped coordinate special projects for Kroger’s North Carolina stores and area communities. Recently, she returned to her role as full-time district clinical coordinator for Kroger.  She serves on the Community Care Practice Forum and Immunization Task Force for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and is a national immunization trainer for APhA.

Residency preceptor starting in 2013

laura_catesLaura Cates graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. She has worked as a community pharmacist for Revco, Drug Emporium, and Kroger. She has worked for Kroger for seventeen years. During the first nine years she was pharmacy manager at the Kroger in Apex, NC. For the past eight years, she has been the pharmacy coordinator for Kroger in the Raleigh and Durham area in North Carolina. As pharmacy coordinator, Cates oversees pharmacy operations, pharmacist hiring, legal audits, and relationship with the board of pharmacy, as well as establishing business expectations for the pharmacy managers. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

Moose Professional Pharmacy

Concord, North Carolina (map)

270 Copperfield Blvd, Suite 101
Concord, NC 28025
704-784-9613

Preceptors: Joe Moose, PharmD (joe@moosepharmacy.com); Ashley Branham, PharmD (ashley@moosepharmacy.com); James Bowman, PharmD (james@moosepharmacy.com); and Erin Dalton, PharmD ()

Moose Pharmacy has been operating as an independent, family-owned business since 1882. Moose Pharmacy of Concord has been a residency site since 2001.

There are four affiliate sites for Moose Pharmacy: Moose Drug Company in Mt. Pleasant, Moose Midland Pharmacy, Moose Pharmacy of Salisbury and Moose Pharmacy of Kannapolis. The goal of providing the best health care for their patients has guided the evolution of Moose Pharmacy from a community drugstore to a modern pharmacy. Moose Pharmacy was named the North Carolina Family Business of the Year in 2008.

This site accepts two community pharmacy residents per year. Moose Pharmacy provides innovative services, including:

  • Medication therapy management
  • Immunizations
  • Diabetes education
  • Compounding
  • Adherence program
  • Employer-based wellness education programs
  • Practice management, marketing, reimburesement strategies, community outreach opportunities
  • Teaching experience in classroom and clinical practice settings.
  • Clinic experience with Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program

About the Preceptors

Residency preceptor since 2001

joe_moose

Joe Moose, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist and co-owner of Moose Pharmacy and it’s 6 locations in NC.  Joe received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Campbell University (1990). Joe serves as a primary preceptor with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program.  He is also a preceptor for students completing introductory and advanced practice experiential education rotations with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Campbell University, and Wingate

He has contributed to the state of North Carolina by serving on a variety of committees, including chairperson for the NC Medicaid Drug Utilization Review.   In his role at Moose Pharmacy, he has established collaborative practice agreements with local physician’s offices to integrate community pharmacists into a patient-centered medical home.  Under his leadership, Moose Pharmacy has also partnered with the City of Charlotte and Union County to manage employees enrolled in the diabetes management program.  Working with his pharmacy staff, Joe has implemented and enhanced a variety of clinical services in his pharmacy, including MTM.

Joe also serves as a consultant to Community Care of North Carolina in the position of Lead Community Pharmacy Coordinator. In this role he has built a network of high quality community pharmacies that strive to offer enhanced value to payors.

He has maintained professional affiliations with the National Community Pharmacists Association and North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

Residency preceptor since 2010

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Ashley Branham, PharmD, is the director of clinical services at Moose Pharmacy in Concord, North Carolina. Branham received her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Kentucky (2004) and her doctor of pharmacy from Campbell University (2008). She has completed a community pharmacy residency at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Moose Professional Pharmacy in Concord. She also completed a postgraduate year 2 community pharmacy residency with a focus in academia with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Moose Professional Pharmacy (2010)

Branham is involved in the implementation and enhancement of clinical activities, including immunizations, medication therapy management services, women’s health consultations, insulin-pump training, and disease state management programs. She also works as a clinical pharmacist with Carolinas Health System. Branham is currently a preceptor for student pharmacists completing advanced pharmacy practice rotations and for residents completing a community pharmacy practice residency with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Branham, a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, has received a number of honors, including

•   being a finalist in the Parata/Pharmacy Times Next Generation Pharmacist Rising Star of the Year Category (In October 2010),

•   receiving APhA Immunization Champion Honorable Mention in the Individual Practice Category (March 2011),

•   being recognized as the NCPA Outstanding Adherence Educator (October 2012), and

•   being named the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Community Pharmacist of the Year (August 2013),

•   receiving Mckesson Leadership Award and NCPA Pharmacy Leadership Award (October 2014)

Branham is an active member of NCAP, NCPA and the American Pharmacists Association. She serves as president of NCAP.

Residency preceptor since 2013

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Erin Dalton, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist at Moose Pharmacy in Concord, North Carolina. She received her BA in biology from Wesleyan College (2002) and her doctor of pharmacy from South University (2011). She completed a Post Graduate Year 1 community pharmacy residency with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Moose Pharmacy in Concord. Before entering pharmacy, Dalton taught high school biology, chemistry, and physical science.

At Moose Pharmacy, Dalton is involved with the pharmacy’s Adherence Program, software implementation, clinical services, and special project development and implementation.  Dalton is currently a preceptor to advanced practice students from the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and the South Carolina College of Pharmacy.  She also works closely with the local Community Care of North Carolina network to provide medication therapy management and transition of care services to those patients.

Dalton is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, the American Pharmacists Association, and the National Community Pharmacists Association. She serves as an executive member of the NCAP Community Care Practice Forum and is an appointed member to the state Medicaid PDL Panel.

Realo Discount Drugs

New Bern, North Carolina (map)

1301 Commerce Drive
New Bern, NC 28562

Preceptors: Joey McLaughlin, RPh; Ashley Abode, PharmD; Christy Holland, PharmD; Samantha Arrants, PharmD

Realo Discount Drug Stores Inc. consists of fifteen independent community pharmacies, seven durable medical equipment stores, a specialty pharmacy and long-term care pharmacy located throughout eastern North Carolina. Realo New Bern accepts one community pharmacy resident per year. The resident will spend time at several Realo locations and learn to provide traditional pharmacy services, as well as participate in innovative clinical services:

  • Medication therapy management
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Medication synchronization
  • Immunizations
  • Adherence programs and packaging
  • Consultant pharmacy services
  • Compounding services including hormone replacement and veterinary compounds
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Home medical and respiratory equipment
  • Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies
  • Community outreach and education
  • Pharmacy ownership, new site marketing strategies, and market appraisals
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Disease state education and management

About the Preceptors

Residency preceptor since 2013

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Joey McLaughlin received his bachelor of science in pharmacy in 1983 from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, he began his career at an independent pharmacy in Jacksonville, NC. In 1996 he partnered with Rob Bizzell, CEO and president of Realo Discount Drug, and opened Carolina Home Medical with the aim of improving overall patient care. He expanded this partnership in 1998 when he opened his first drug store in New Bern, NC. McLaughlin currently owns fifteen Realo Discount Drugs locations, one extended care pharmacy, one specialty pharmacy, and seven Carolina Home Medical stores.

 

McLaughlin was elected in 2006 to the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy and served as its president in 2010. In addition to the NCBP, McLaughlin sits on the Craven County Home Health and Hospice Board of Directors, the Cape Fear Community College Pharmacy Technician Advisory Board, and the NC PRN Board. He is also active locally, volunteering monthly at the Mercy Clinic, a nonprofit community clinic that provides health-care services for adults in Craven, Pamlico, and Jones counties.

Residency preceptor since 2013

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Ashley Abode received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2010. Upon graduation, she began working at Realo Discount Drugs, providing medication therapy management services. At the start of 2013, Realo Discount Drug expanded pharmacy services in a clinical direction with their patient-centered services. Abode became the clinical service coordinator for the company and has worked to implement a refill-compliance program and a medication-reconciliation program. She has been vital in creating key partnerships in the community, approaching potential payers to partner with Realo in providing medication reconciliation services, and improving the transition-of-care process. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, National Community Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and the American Pharmacists Association.

Residency preceptor since 2013

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Christy Holland received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2001. Upon graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia. She continued as a clinical pharmacist at MCCG, serving as the residency co-coordinator and department-based educator for the more than 100 employees and students of the pharmacy department.

In the last ten years, Holland has worked around the country, authoring patient education information with the Consumer Health Information Corporation in Virginia, serving on the pharmacy practice faculty at Harding University in Arkansas, and serving as a clinical pharmacist and residency coordinator for Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkansas. She now practices primarily at the Realo store in Clayton, NC, and serves as the Realo Discount Drug residency site coordinator. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, National Community Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Residency Preceptor-In-Training

Samantha Arrants received her bachelor of science in pharmaceutical sciences in 2011 and doctor of pharmacy in 2014 from the University of Mississippi. Upon graduation, she completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Realo Discount Drugs.

Samantha completed APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient Centered Diabetes Care certificate in 2015 and gained accreditation through the American Association of Diabetes Educators for Realo’s Wellness for Diabetes classes. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, National Community Pharmacists Association, and the American Pharmacists Association.

Realo Discount Drugs

Jacksonville, North Carolina (map)

2680 Henderson Dr, Unit 1
Jacksonville, NC 28546
http://www.realodiscountdrug.com/locationjacksonville.htm

Preceptors: Christina Nunemacher, PharmD; Scott Smith, PharmD; Ashley Abode, PharmD; Christy Holland, PharmD

Realo Discount Drug Stores Inc. consists of fifteen independent community pharmacies, seven durable medical equipment stores, a specialty pharmacy and long-term care pharmacy located throughout eastern North Carolina. Realo Jacksonville accepts one community pharmacy resident per year. The resident will spend time at several Realo locations and learn to provide traditional pharmacy services, as well as participate in innovative clinical services:

  • Medication therapy management
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Medication synchronization
  • Immunizations
  • Adherence programs and packaging
  • Compounding services
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Home medical and respiratory equipment
  • Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies
  • Community outreach and education
  • Pharmacy ownership, new site marketing strategies, and market appraisals

 

About the Preceptors

Residency preceptor since 2009

Christina Nunemacher received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University. She is currently a pharmacist with Realo Discount Drug, where she manages adherence packaging and MTM services. She has her graduate certificate in Technical and Professional Communication from East Carolina University and has a special interest in patient-focused healthcare communications. She holds APhA certificates in Immunization Delivery and Diabetes Care and is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) and the Onslow Pharmaceutical Association (OPA).

Residency preceptor since 2015

Smith_ScottScott Smith is currently the Pharmacy Manager for Realo Discount Drug in Jacksonville, NC. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Campbell University in 2002. Trained as a compounding pharmacist, Scott works closely with several area physicians to provide bio-identical hormone therapy options as well as individualized thyroid regimens. Scott holds APhA certificates in Immunization Delivery and MTM Services. He currently serves as the treasurer of the Onslow Pharmaceutical Association (OPA) and is a member of PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America), and North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP).

Residency preceptor since 2013

Ashley Abode received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2010. Upon graduation, she began working at Realo Discount Drugs, providing medication therapy management services. At the start of 2013, Realo Discount Drug expanded pharmacy services in a clinical direction with their patient-centered services. Abode became the clinical service coordinator for the company and has worked to implement a refill-compliance program and a medication-reconciliation program.

She has been vital in creating key partnerships in the community, approaching potential payers to partner with Realo in providing medication reconciliation services, and improving the transition-of-care process. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, National Community Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and the American Pharmacists Association.

Residency preceptor since 2013

Christy Holland received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2001. Upon graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia. She continued as a clinical pharmacist at MCCG, serving as the residency co-coordinator and department-based educator for the more than 100 employees and students of the pharmacy department.

 

Holland has worked around the country, authoring patient education information with the Consumer Health Information Corporation in Virginia, serving on the pharmacy practice faculty at Harding University in Arkansas, and serving as a clinical pharmacist and residency coordinator for Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkansas. She is based at the Realo store in Clayton, NC, and serves as the Realo Discount Drug residency site coordinator. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, National Community Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Rx Clinic Pharmacy

Charlotte, North Carolina (map)

7308 E. Independence Blvd, Suite I
Charlotte, NC 28227
Ph: 704-537-0909 / Fax: 704-537-0947

Preceptors: Amina Abubakar, PharmD (amina@rxclinicpharmacy.com); Olivia Bentley, PharmD, CFts (olivia@rxclinicpharmacy.com); Jennifer Figueroa, PharmD (jfigueroa@rxclinicpharmacy.com); Shane Bentley, PharmD (shane@rxclinicpharmacy.com)

Rx Clinic Pharmacy has been independently owned and operated by Amina Abubakar, PharmD since 2009. Rx Clinic Pharmacy will be a new residency site starting the summer of 2016.

Rx Clinic Pharmacy is comprised of a primary site for retail pharmacy and a satellite pharmacy located within Thompson Medical Group, a collaborative medical practice for primary care, infectious disease, diabetes, bariatric and other specialties. By having a mission to provide the highest quality patient care to meet or exceed patients’ needs and to provide innovative pharmacy services that impact patient outcomes, Rx Clinic Pharmacy continues to develop their patient care services to increase patient awareness, adherence, and access to medications, maximize cost effectiveness and time efficiency, and to collaborate with other healthcare professionals. Rx Clinic Pharmacy has a high reputation for community outreach and innovative patient care services. Going above and beyond in providing a high quality of patient care services is evident through the loyalty of our patients and the collaboration medical providers.

This site accepts one community pharmacy resident per year. Rx Clinic Pharmacy provides innovative clinical services, including:

  • Medication therapy management
  • Immunizations
  • URAC accredited Specialty Pharmacy
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education program
  • Compounding
  • Rx Clinic Medical Weight Loss Program
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Adherence programs
  • Employer-based wellness education programs
  • Teaching experience in the classroom and clinical practice settings
  • Clinical experience with primary care and infectious disease independent physicians and practitioners including chronic care management and annual wellness visits

About the Preceptors

Residency preceptor

Amina Abubakar, PharmD, is the owner and manager of Rx Clinic Pharmacy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Abubakar is a 2005 graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University Of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  She is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacy (NCAP), National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA), American Pharmacist Association (APhA) and many other local, national and International pharmacy leadership organizations. She precepts student pharmacists completing introductory and advanced practice experiential education rotations.

Dr. Abubakar serves as an active community leader and collaborator for the Ryan White Program in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. As a consultant for pharmacogenomics, she designed and developed innovative programs for community pharmacists to provide cognitive services in this new and emerging field. Dr. Abubakar is known in the community for her personal relationships with patients, case managers, nurses and providers. She has successfully developed collaborative relationships with other healthcare professionals to create a patient-centered model of care to highlight pharmacists as an integral part of the healthcare team.

An acclaimed pharmacist, she was the 2013 Pharmacist of the Year for Pharmacy Development Services (PDS), 2013 Preceptor of the Year from Wingate University and the 2014 PDS Advanced Leadership Award recipient. She is known among her colleagues in the world of independent pharmacy as a consultant and collaborator for innovative niches that demonstrate opportunities for clinical services in community pharmacy and real results for business growth. Her outside-the-box ideas and creative thinking motivate everyone around to take concepts and turn them into a reality.

Residency Preceptor, Site Coordinator

Olivia Bentley, PharmD, CFts, is the Director of Clinical Services at Rx Clinic Pharmacy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Olivia received her Bachelor of Science in biology and cellular physiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2009) and her Doctor of Pharmacy from South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia (2012). She has completed a community pharmacy residency at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and the Village Drug Shop in Athens, Georgia.

Dr. Bentley provides a critical role for the provision of integrated clinical pharmacy services, decentralized pharmacy practice and direct patient care programs for Rx Clinic Pharmacy. She ensures that medications prescribed for patients contribute to the best possible health outcomes. Dr. Bentley actively participates in direct patient care, medication therapy management services, medication use systems, and student pharmacist experiential training. Programs directly under her supervision include diabetes education, pharmacogenetic Personalized Medication Reviews™, clinical therapy management for specialty medications, annual wellness visits, immunization clinics, chronic care management, compounding, and weight loss management programs. She works as a clinical pharmacist for multiple independent physician practices in Charlotte. Dr. Bentley is also a Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics which allows her to specialize in diabetic foot assessments.

Dr. Bentley has received a number of honors, including

  • Pharmacy Development Services (PDS), National Independent Pharmacy’s Team Member of the Year 2015
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association, New Practitioner Leadership Award, February 2013
  • The Dean’s Mortar & Pestle Award, South University School of Pharmacy, June 2012
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Medallion for Leadership & Service from the Delta Omega Chapter, June 2012

Dr. Bentley is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), the American Pharmacist Association (APhA), and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). She currently serves as the Chair-elect for the New Practitioner Network executive committee for NCAP.

Residency Preceptor

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Desiree Gaines, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist at Rx Clinic Pharmacy and Moose Pharmacy. Dr. Gaines received her Bachelors of Science in biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2008) and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Wingate University School of Pharmacy (2015). Following pharmacy school, she completed a Community Pharmacy Practice Residency with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Moose Professional Pharmacy in Concord, North Carolina.

Dr. Gaines serves as a clinical pharmacist within an independent physician practice serving Medicare patients through annual wellness visits, chronic care management, and transitions of care. She also serves as a health coach through an employee wellness program affiliated with Primary Piedmont Care Network (PPCN). Additional clinical services that she is involved in includes; disease state management for high-risk patients, medication therapy management, point-of-care testing, and immunizations. Dr. Gaines is also certified in pharmacy-based travel health services to provide education and recommended vaccines to international travelers. She currently serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Wingate University.

Dr. Gaines is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP), National Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

UNC Campus Health Services

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (map)
James A. Taylor Building
320 Emergency Room Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Preceptors: Argelia Goodner, PharmD; Gretchen Jenkins, PharmD, BCACP; Amy Sauls, PharmD, BCACP, CPP; John Schimmelfing, PharmD, CPP; Rachel Selinger, PharmD, BCACP, CPP, CDE

Campus Health Services provides advanced pharmacy services for the students, post-docs, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. since 19xx. Campus Health Pharmacy will be a new residency site starting the summer of 2017. Campus Health Services encompasses both a clinic-based dispensing pharmacy within the UNC Campus Health building and a retail pharmacy located within the campus bookstore, Student Stores Pharmacy, which is in the heart of the bustling campus.

Campus Health is a comprehensive medical practice with a mission of helping UNC students and post-docs thrive through patient-centered and inclusive care, including such services as primary care, women’s health, counseling and psychological services, sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition therapy, laboratory services, radiology, student wellness, international travel clinic, and clinical pharmacy services. Collaborative care is one of the main tenets of the services offered at Campus Health. Pharmacists at Campus Health provide innovative, high level clinical services every day. Many of the pharmacists at Campus Health and Student Stores Pharmacies are Certified Pharmacist Practitioners (CPPs) with collaborative practice agreements with Campus Health primary care physicians, allowing them prescribing capabilities for disease states such as diabetes, asthma, contraception, emergency contraception, and international travel health.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Patient-centered counseling and dispensing
  • Providing comprehensive travel health care in the CPP-coordinated International Travel Health Clinic
  • Collaboration with other health care providers including primary care providers, women’s health providers, sports medicine professionals, and mental health professionals
  • Providing advanced disease state management for patients with diabetes including a diabetes immersion experience serving on the medical staff of an American Diabetes Association summer camp for children with type 1 diabetes
  • Provision of immunization services to UNC community, including faculty, staff, and students

The resident will strengthen practice management, research, and teaching skills through participation in:

  • Developing a research project with the unique opportunity to collaborate with in-house clinicians
  • Providing recommendations for over-the-counter and self-care products while developing formulary and inventory management skills
  • Pharmacy administration experiences with the Director of Pharmacy
  • Providing Continuing Medical Education presentations to Campus Health providers, nurses, and pharmacists
  • Community outreach, education, and overseeing student pharmacists in volunteer settings
  • Participating in the Teaching Certificate Program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Serving as a Teaching Assistant and facilitating classroom discussions (small group and large didactic lectures) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Preceptorship of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) learners

About the Preceptors

Argelia Goodner, PharmD is pharmacist manager for Student Stores Pharmacy. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her previous experience was in independent community pharmacy. She is a member of North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) and is a fluent Spanish speaker. Argelia’s professional interests are immunizations, geriatrics, and MTM.

Gretchen F. Jenkins, PharmD, BCACP is a pharmacist with UNC Campus Health Services primarily practicing at the Student Stores pharmacy location. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from UNC School of Pharmacy. Jenkins completed a community practice residency at Central Pharmacy in Durham, NC through Campbell University School of Pharmacy. She has practiced pharmacy for Kerr Drug, Kerr Health Long Term Care and Walgreens. During her 14 years as a clinical community pharmacist she pioneered provision of vaccinations in the retail setting, performed Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services and provided diabetes education to patients.

Jenkins has served as a preceptor to 4 UNC community practice residents and numerous advanced community rotation students in conjunction with Campbell, Pittsburgh, UNC, and Wingate Schools of Pharmacy. Gretchen is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP). Her professional interests include vaccines, MTM and expanding the role of the community pharmacist.

Amy Sauls, PharmD, BCACP, CPP is Director of Pharmacy for Campus Health Services. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine, and she is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine, American Pharmacists Association, and the American College Health Association. Sauls is the 2016 recipient of the Claude Paoloni Community Preceptor of the Year award.  Her extended professional interests include travel medicine, contraception, and medication safety. 

John Schimmelfing completed his undergraduate studies at Elon University before acquiring his PharmD from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  He completed his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kroger Pharmacy in Charlottesville, VA. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the International Society of Travel Medicine. John’s special areas of professional interest are over-the-counter and self-care product recommendations and travel health. An interesting fact about Schimmelfing is that he is a previous National, World and Junior Olympic jump rope champion!  He is a passionate fan of Arsenal Soccer, Rangers Hockey and, of course, Carolina Basketball.

Rachel Selinger is a pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator at Campus Health Pharmacy, where she has worked since 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she completed her ambulatory care-focused PGY-1 residency at MAHEC and Mission Health Care in Asheville, NC. Her professional interests include diabetes, contraception and women’s health, and professional education. She has previously worked in a community health pharmacy within a patient centered medical home and in retail pharmacy, and she will be the Site Coordinator for Campus Health Services.

Salinger is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she delivers lectures and facilitates small group discussions for pharmacy students and students within the new UNC Physician Assistant program; she also serves as a preceptor for advanced community experiential rotations for pharmacy students from UNC. She received her BCACP in 2011 and became a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner and a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2012. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American College Health Association (ACHA), the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP), where she has served on the Executive Committee for the New Practitioners Network since 2013.

 

Walgreens

Asheville, North Carolina (map)

841 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
828-225-5113

Residency Site Coordinator: Danielle Harris, PharmD (danielle.harris@walgreens.com)
Preceptor: Max Bible, RPH (maxwell.l.bible@walgreens.com)

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. This residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  The majority of the residency experience will be located in Asheville, NC at a Walgreens pharmacy/HIV Center of Excellence.  Our PGY1 community pharmacy residency program will prepare you to be an innovative clinical practitioner who can be a leader in the profession.  As a fully integrated member of the team, you will partner with experienced practitioners to initiate new programs and expand and enhance existing services.  You will have the skills, confidence, and experience to create change and advance patient care services in community pharmacy practice.

Residency Activities

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Patient-centered counseling
  • Disease state management, health, and adherence coaching for patients enrolled in The Asheville Project® and care managed at the HIV Center of Excellence
  • Collaboration with other health care providers
  • Medication therapy management programs focused on improving adherence
  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and immunizations)

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:

  • Practice management, marketing, and reimbursement strategies
  • Community outreach and education
  • Optional teaching certificate through either UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy or Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Lab (PCL) Teaching Assistant appointment for second year student pharmacists (PY2) with UNC Eshleman School of Pharmacy’s Asheville satellite campus
  • Preceptorship of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) learners
  • Facilitation of class room discussions (small group and large didactic lectures)

Participation in weekly patient care and practice management topic discussions with ambulatory care residents from Mission Health System and the Charles George VA Medical Center)

About the Site Coordinator and Preceptor

Danielle Harris, PharmD
Residency Site Coordinator

Danielle Harris is the residency site coordinator and a staff pharmacist at Walgreens in Asheville, NC. She attended the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology in 2010. During her four years of undergraduate study she had a successful career as a coxswain on the university women’s rowing team. She continued on to receive her PharmD in 2014 from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation she completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency with Walgreens in Chapel Hill, NC. While there she was able to develop her MTM, immunization and teaching skills. She completed the residency and accepted the residency site coordinator position in Asheville, NC.

She serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students advanced practice experiences, introductory practice experiences and early immersion students from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and Wingate University. Her interests include diabetes, MTM, precepting students and expanding the role of community pharmacy practice.

Danielle is a member of North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Kappa Psi and Phi Lambda Sigma.

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Residency preceptor since 2014

Max Bible is the Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens in Asheville, NC. He received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo in 1997. Max began his professional career with James Pharmacy, an independent specializing in diabetes, in Toledo Ohio.

After moving to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy, he worked at dozens of different pharmacies across the city through a staffing service. This proved valuable in many ways:
1) Max learned that he is not funny
2) Max gained extensive knowledge about pharmacy workflow, policies, and procedures.
3) Max really enjoyed his time at Statscript (now Bioscript) Pharmacy which is an HIV Specialty Pharmacy.

He joined Walgreens in 2002 and was promoted to Pharmacy Manager in 2006 which coincided with a move to Asheville NC to open a new store. It was there where he was able to use what he learned from staffing to establish an efficient and friendly store. He also brought an extensive HIV/AIDS knowledge that patients soon caught on to. He started a relationship with the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) by developing a voucher program, volunteering, and giving in-services to case managers. Because of this relationship his store was selected by Walgreens to become an HIV Center of Excellence.

Besides HIV / AIDS, his practice interests also include maximizing pharmacists Medication
Therapy Management opportunity, expanding community vaccinations, health testing, and mentoring and precepting pharmacy students.

Max is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. He has served as a
preceptor to introductory and advanced pharmacy students from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Wingate University, LECOM School of Pharmacy, SC College of Pharmacy, and Mercer.

Walgreens

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (map)

1106 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-918-7595

Preceptor: Amanda Hollar, PharmD (mandy.hollar@walgreens.com); Dana Petri, PharmD (dana.petri@walgreens.com)

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. This residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  The majority of the residency experience will be located in Chapel Hill, NC at a Walgreens pharmacy/Travel Immunization Center of Excellence.  Our PGY1 community pharmacy residency program will prepare you to be an innovative clinical practitioner who can be a leader in the profession.  As a fully integrated member of the team, you will partner with experienced practitioners to initiate new programs and expand and enhance existing services.  You will have the skills, confidence, and experience to create change and advance patient care services in community pharmacy practice.

The Walgreens in Chapel Hill strives to provide innovative health-care services including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Immunizations
  • Adherence programs
  • Medication therapy management programs
  • Consulting and medication management services to long-term care facilities
  • Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies, community outreach, and education
  • Teaching experience in classroom and clinical practice settings
  • Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure, bone density, blood glucose, A1c, cholesterol)
  • Research initiatives have included pharmacogenomics
  • Involvement in pharmacist-run employer wellness initiatives
  • Elective experiences available in specialty pharmacy and various aspects of pharmacy management

 

About the Preceptors

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Preceptor

Mandy Hollar, PharmD is the residency site coordinator at Walgreens in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her BS in chemistry and a minor in biology from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, in 2007. Mandy received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2012.

Mandy completed her PGY1 community pharmacy residency at Kerr Drug in Chapel Hill in 2013. She completed her research project on “Incorporating Medication Therapy Management into Pharmacy Workflow: a retrospective analysis.”

Mandy joined the Kerr Drug team in 2007 as a pharmacy technician and later transitioned to pharmacy intern. She remained on with Walgreens as a staff pharmacist after the Kerr Drug acquisition in 2013. Mandy is involved with the North Carolina Associations of Pharmacists.

Dallas Wilson, RPh

Health Care Supervisor

Dallas Wilson bio pictureDr. Wilson is a Health Care Supervisor for the Walgreen Co.  Her Area encompasses Chapel Hill, Durham and areas east of Raleigh, spanning to the coast of North Carolina.

Dallas is from Mason, OH, a city located 20 miles north of Cincinnati.  During her junior year in high school she was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh to play women’s basketball.   She played four years in the Big East and graduated cum laude with her Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Physiology.  After graduation she began her career with the Walgreen Co as a pharmacy technician.  Dallas became an intern with the Walgreens team upon acceptance into the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati.

As an intern she was actively involved in patient outreach, serving as an advocate for medication adherence and medication consultations.  She also spent time promoting the clinical services, such as immunizations and medication therapy management, that pharmacists had begun providing at that time.  Dallas soon became a pharmacy manager where she managed a team of pharmacists and technicians and was also responsible for dispensing medications, promotion of clinical services, growing community outreach, driving safety and quality as well as developing her team members.

Currently as a Health Care Supervisor she is responsible for driving operational and clinical excellence throughout all pharmacies in her Area.  A majority of her time is spent focusing on the advancement of the pharmacy profession through clinical efforts, governmental affairs and community outreach.  She is also partnering with other company leaders to support the value community pharmacists bring to whole patient care and the role they have in our evolving health care model.

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Residency Sites Comparison

Blue Ridge Pharmacy Brame Huie Pharmacy Kroger Moose Pharmacy Realo Discount Drugs Realo Discount Drugs Rx Clinic Pharmacy Walgreens Asheville Walgreens Chapel Hill
Location Asheville, NC North Wilkesboro, NC Raleigh, NC Concord, NC Jacksonville, NC New Bern, NC Charlotte, NC Asheville, NC Chapel Hill, NC
Independent/ Chain Independent Independent Grocery store chain Independent Independent Independent Independent Chain Chain
Rural/ Suburban Suburban Rural Suburban Rural/ Suburban Rural Rural Urban/Suburban Suburban Suburban
Number of residents at site 1 PGY1 1 PGY1 1 PGY1 2 PGY1 1 PGY1 1 PGY1 1 PGY1 1 PGY1 1 PGY1
MTM
Immunizations
Off-site Flu Clinics
DME/HME
Non-sterile Compounding
Enteral Nutrition
Employer-based Projects
Ownership
Precepting
Serving as teaching assistant for lab
Close to campus
Diabetes Education
Corporate Shadowing
Pharmacy Management
Involvement with Student Organizations
Medication Synchronization
Point-of-Care Testing
Health Fairs
Pharmacy Board Experience
Elective Teaching Certificate
Specialty Pharmacy
Collaborative Practice Agreement in addition to vaccines
HIV Center of Excellence
Immunizations Center of Excellence