Talk to Your Pharmacist show

Talk to Your Pharmacist

Summary: We're dispensing stories of success from across the continuum of care. Talk to Your Pharmacist is a podcast for pharmacists, student pharmacists, and others across the country to hear from industry leaders about their leadership stories and current healthcare topics. The Talk to Your Pharmacist podcast was founded and hosted by pharmacist, Dr. Hillary Blackburn.

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 Compounding Ownership & Advocacy with Shawn Hodges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:06

In this podcast, our guest, Shawn Hodges, PharmD, President/CEO, Innovation Compounding shares the following in compounding pharmacy: - types of compounding pharmacy - advocacy - key issues and regulations affecting compounding Guest - Shawn Hodges, PharmD Website: Email: Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Pharmacists Prescribing Birth Control with Dr. Sally Rafie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:44

During this episode, you’ll learn how a pharmacist is using her passion for women’s health to help pharmacists help women with selecting birth control. Dr. Sally Rafie founded the Birth Control Pharmacist to educate and support pharmacists who are prescribing birth control. Connect with Sally Rafie, PHARMD, BCPS, APH, NCMP: LinkedIn - Twitter - Instagram - Websites - and Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Women's Health Compounding Services with Dr. Tara Thompson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:14

In this interview with Tara Thompson, PharmD of Innovation Compounding, she shares the following tips about compounding pharmacy: - What is compounding pharmacy? - How did you get into compounding? - Women’s Health specific compounding needs Female sexual dysfunction Pelvic health Hormones & pellet hormone therapy Guest - Dr. Tara Thompson, PharmD Linked In: Website: Email: Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Functional Medicine with Pharm to Table's Melody Hartzler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:15

In this episode, you'll hear from a pharmacist in the ambulatory care practice and functional medicine niche. Melody Hartzler's typically sees patients with diabetes and IBS as well as thyroid, HTN, HLP, COPD. Listen in to learn how to get started in functional medicine. Guest - Dr. Melody Hartzler Website: IG: Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter Other Links - Intro to Functional Medicine: FMPhA:

 Concierge Pharmacy with Ken Sternfeld | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:28

In this episode, you’ll hear from Ken Sternfeld, who is the Founder and Director of New Business Development at RXVIP. Ken is a pharmacist by training, who went to work in other fields after school. He now uses those marketing and business skills, that he developed along the way, to build business models for reimbursing pharmacists for their services such as medication management and pharmacogenomics testing. This is Ken's second appearance on the show where he talks about working with students - the next generation of pharmacy. Learn about Concierge Pharmacy: How it can work for independent pharmacies How it can work in physician offices How it can work in community settings Connect with Ken on LinkedIn or give him a call: 1-844-MYRXVIP Check out the shownotes at

 Enhancing Clinical Pharmacy in the Community Setting with Dr. David Pope | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:48

During this episode, you’ll learn how a pharmacist is combining his passions for community pharmacy with technology. David D. Pope, PharmD, CDE is currently the Chief of Innovation and Co- Founder of STRAND Clinical Technologies, a rapidly-growing suite of technology that bridges clinical pharmacy with the retail landscape. STRAND’s technology, including the STRAND Intervention platform, is used by clinical pharmacists across the country to combat chronic disease by providing intervention strategies and revolutionizing healthcare communication between providers. Additionally, the STRAND platform is the first technology in the country to produce the Pharmacist eCare Plan, an ONC-backed clinical document designed to bring clinical pharmacist resources more readily into the healthcare landscape. Dr. Pope also consults for a variety of healthcare organizations, including the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), on medical informatics, tobacco cessation strategies, chronic care management, and more. His company, STRAND, was recently commended by the White House for leading Zika response efforts through community pharmacists. Dr. Pope is also Chairman of the Board of the STRAND Foundation, a charitable arm aimed at improving health disparities across the globe. His business, STRAND, was recently named in the University of Georgia Top 100 most rapidly growing businesses in America that are graduate-owned. Dr. Pope lives with his wife and five children in Evans, GA, where he enjoys serving his local church through music and medical missions, Ironman triathlons, and mixed martial arts. Guest - David Pope, PharmD, CDE: Instagram: strandrx Website: Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Panel on the Role of AI in Population Health, Healthcare Access & Quality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:55

In this episode, you'll hear from a live panel discussing The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Population Health, Healthcare Access and Quality from the Becker's Hospital Review Clinical IT & Pharmacy Conference in May 2019. Adam Myers, MD, MHCM, FACHE, CHCQM, CPHRM, Chief, Population Health, Cleveland Clinic; Director, Cleveland Clinic Community Care Charles Watson, DO, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kettering Health Network Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Dispensary of Hope, a Ministry of St. Thomas Health and Ascension For the shownotes, check out:

 Influencing Policy through Obtaining a PhD with Joey Mattingly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

In this episode, Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA, PhD, shares about his career path with a large retail chain to LTC to academia and consulting. Joey is also the new Speaker for APhA’s House of Delegates. He pursued his PhD in pharmaceutical health services research with an emphasis in pharmacoeconomics, while teaching at the University of Maryland. With this role, he hopes to do more to impact policies and the broader issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry. Guest - Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA, PhD LinkedIn: Instagram: Website: YouTube: Twitter: @joeymattingly Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Health IT & Pharmaceuticals: Cost Savings and More from Becker's Pharmacy Conference - May 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:18

In this episode, you'll hear from panelists at a recent Becker's Hospital Review Conference featuring the first pharmacy track. This panel discussion is titled "Health IT & Pharmaceuticals: Cost Savings and More" -- Brad Myers, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Executive Director – Pharmacy and Laboratory Services, University of Missouri Health Care -- Susan Kokura, PharmD, Corporate Clinical Pharmacy Manager: CPOE/Informatics, Deparment of Pharmacy, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital -- Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Dispensary of Hope, a Ministry of St. Thomas Health and Ascension -- Brandon Zarharof, Director of Optimization, Shields Health Solutions -- Moderated by Ayla Ellison, Managing Editor, Becker’s Healthcare

 Specialty Pharmacy with a Focus on Outcomes at Vanderbilt - Dr. Autumn Zuckerman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:00

In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Autumn Zuckerman. Autumn received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, then completed two years of ASHP-accredited residency training at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System VA, specializing in ambulatory care. She began working at Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy in July 2015 and soon after joined the Infectious Diseases team where she provided clinical pharmacy services under a collaborative practice agreement for those with HCV infection and at high risk for HIV acquisition. Dr. Zuckerman was appointed Program Director of Health Outcomes and Research at Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy in January 2018. Since its inception, the Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy Outcomes Program has engaged in numerous outcomes research projects, demonstrating the value of pharmacists in specialty pharmacy practice setting. Dr. Zuckerman also serves as an affiliate professor at University of Tennessee College of Health Sciences, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, and Belmont University College of Pharmacy, and was recently the recipient of the Carl Wayne Shaddix Pharmacy Practitioner of Excellence Award from Samford University. As Program Director of Health Outcomes and Research at VSP, Dr. Zuckerman’s goals are to empower clinical pharmacists to produce meaningful research that improves the way we delivery specialty care and demonstrates the value of the pharmacist in patient care. Main discussion points for the podcast 1. The role of specialty pharmacists in patient management a. Overview of how specialty pharmacy differs from traditional community pharmacy (cost, complexity, care plans, etc.) b. Typical responsibilities and tasks of a specialty pharmacists c. Different specialty pharmacy models with a focus on what a health-system specialty pharmacist does based on my experience 2. The need for a focus on outcomes in specialty pharmacy a. Costs of treatment, nonoptimized therapy, growing industry, and current ineffective methods of driving quality b. What “outcomes” specialty pharmacists and providers are interested in and how we go about collecting them and monitoring patients. 3. Demonstrating the value of the specialty pharmacist in outcomes research a. Disparity of training in pharmacy school to demonstrate pharmacists’ value despite the importance of doing so to advance the profession and secure pharmacist integration into patient care. b. Results from some of the VSP studies showing pharmacist value 4. Call to educate patients, students, providers, and pharmacists about specialty pharmacy and demonstrate our value. Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Cultivating Resiliency Skills with Keynote Speaker, Eileen McDargh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:14

In this episode, you'll hear from APhA Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker, Eileen McDargh. Eileen discusses cultivating resiliency skills to control burnout which was the theme from APhA’s meeting in Seattle so our listeners can all learn from that great keynote: Question: why this topic: Question: Why the word “cultivate” and how do you define resiliency Give us insights that we can practice to help us begin to develop these skills Watch words: I choose. Stop the blame game. Avoid the black hole of negativity Remember- all life happens in context… where are you now? Self care includes: diet, exercise, and yes—meditation AND play Guest - Eileen McDargh SOCIAL MEDIA: or Twitter: macdarling Facebook: Linked In: Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Pharmacy Residents Research Burnout with Drs. Shannon Kraus & Kristine Mason | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:08

In this episode, you’ll hear from two 2nd year pharmacy residents discuss their research on burnout. Main discussion points for the podcast Burnout (community-based setting perspective) - what is burnout, why is it important, what contributes to burnout, strategies to prevent burnout Residency - value of residency training, why I choose residency vs. job, what does a resident do, etc. Research - how to get involved with research, choosing a project, challenges to completing research, etc. Guests - Shannon Kraus, PharmD, BCPS and Kristine Mason, PharmD Kristine’s LinkedIn: Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 How to Verify Internet Pharmacies with NABP's Melissa Madigan, PharmD, JD | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:26:00

In this episode, our guest is Melissa Madigan, PharmD, JD, is the Policy and Communications Director for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Melissa shares about the following topics: What is NABP? What are the dangers for patients related to purchasing prescription medications online? What are some proposed solutions? What is the Verified Internet Pharmacy program? Guest - Melissa Madigan, PharmD, JD Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Disrupting the Pharmacy Payment Model with Jessica Nouhavandi of Honeybee Health | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:23:57

In this episode, you'll hear from Honeybee Health owner, Jessica Nouhavandi, PharmD. Key POINTS from Jessica: The pharmacist mindset needs to be rewired - away from what insurance wants to what the patient needs Protect the trusted triage between the patient, doctor and pharmacist - No room for medication to be politicized Online players needs to be held MORE accountable - they break every vow of the pharmacists oath - where’s the outrage from the community? Guest - Jessica Nouhavandi, PharmD Linkedin - Instagram - Website - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube - Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter

 Clarify, Simplify, & Align Your Life with Dr. Jessica Louie | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:24:55

In this episode, you’ll hear about sparking joy from Dr. Jessica Louie, PharmD, APh, BCCCP - Burnout and Declutter Coach, Certified KonMari Consultant, Critical Care Pharmacist and Assistant Professor at West Coast University School of Pharmacy. Take Action today with FREE resources on Mindful Decluttering and How to Set Goals + a free Burnout Doctor webinar on 3 myths of burnout & 6 ways to reset it on Website: Free Burnout Webinar and Coaching information: Free Resources with Mindful Decluttering and How to Set Goals: Connect on LinkedIn: Connect on Instagram: Host: Hillary Blackburn, PharmD Twitter: @hillblackburn Instagram: @talktoyourpharmacist Website:


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