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Today's #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast Show is our very first Twitter discussion about the Pharmacy Industry's newest forum. #RxChat is co-hosted today by Andy Berg and Todd Eury.
Pharmacy Professionals are welcome to join the Twitter-Chat conversation every Wednesday at 12:30PM ET.
We Twitter-Chat about the “Business of Pharmacy” and your participation is greatly welcomed.
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In today's episode, we're joined by the founder of Pharmacy Podcast Show, Todd Eury. Todd has spent the last five years providing the pharmacy industry with firsthand knowledge from professionals he considers subject-matter experts.
Healthcare IS has been fortunate enough to appear on his show to discuss consulting in pharmacy informatics, and today he shares with us the inside story of the Pharmacy Podcast Show — how it evolved and where it’s heading. "The Pharmacy Podcast Show is dedicated to the profession of the pharmacy industry.
The podcast is currently audio information, interviews with industry subject-matter experts, and innovative ideas about the businesses of pharmacy. We dedicated our programming to Independent Retail, Long-Term Care, Specialty, Small Chain [pharmacy businesses] . . . with dedicated content for each of these specific pharmacy business models. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is about dynamic people in the pharmacy industry making a difference for our profession." — Todd Eury
Listen -> HealthcareIS Podcast with Todd Eury
We talk with Jenna Wahlstrom Pharm D.
Jenna works at Larsen Service Drug who opened their doors in 1952.
The family business was founded by John O. Larsen. His son Larry Larsen currently owns and operates the business. Their full service pharmacy is ready to provide patients with the highest quality care. Larsen Service Drug also has a location in New Town, North Dakota. Their New Town store offers complete pharmacy services as well as a variety of over-the-counter products.
Larsen believes in leveraging great pharmacy technology. Kirby Lester is a important partner to our business. Larsen also offers telepharmacy services that allow customers to interact with a pharmacist through video conference equipment on days where a pharmacist is not on site.
Larry Larsen, R.Ph. Larry Larsen obtained his pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University. After graduation, he returned to Watford City to eventually take over the family business. Larry acts as the chief pharmacist, managing the day to day activities of the pharmacy.
Debbie Larsen Debbie Larsen started her working career in the cards and candy department at Norby's Department Store in Grand Forks, North Dakota. After obtaining a degree in Elementary Education and teaching for three years, she returned to the retail business. Debbie keeps the business on track as the bookkeeper. She also helps keep the store stocked with new and exciting merchandise as the head buyer.
UVANTA Healthcare is America’s first and only long-term care pharmacy company that unites the advantages of local ownership with the capabilities and resources of a national company. UVANTA Pharmacies offer you the close personal touch of a neighborhood pharmacy and the capabilities and array of services of a large organization, giving you the personal care you deserve and the strength and resources you need.
UVANTA was founded in 2004 on the principal that expert knowledge, trust, and local relationships are the driving-force to delivering the best quality pharmaceutical care. We believe that important health care decisions need to be made close to home and the delivery of that care is best when it comes from local independent pharmacies that are vested in your community and committed to you as their customer. Based on these principles and beliefs, UVANTA gave birth to the concept of empowering the local independent pharmacy with the tools and resources needed to compete with the corporate pharmacies, enabling them to provide the best available care and overall value.
Each UVANTA Pharmacy is independently owned and operated and dedicated to serving the needs of long-term care and assisted living facilities, hospice organizations, and other post-acute health care providers. Our services are built around your desire t
The Pharmacy Podcast Show - has partnered with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to bring to our pharmacy industry listeners our Specialty Pharmacy segment dedicated to the important vertical that is SPECIALTY PHARMACY.
Diplomat serves patients and physicians in all 50 states as the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy. Headquartered in Flint, Mich., the company focuses on medication management programs for people with specialized, long-term medical needs, including cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis — always focused on increasing adherence and improving patients’ outcomes. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: “Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place.” Today, that tradition continues. In addition to operating as a specialty pharmacy, the company provides back-end services to retailers and hospital pharmacies looking to enter the specialty market. In managed care, it offers specialty coverage to more than 12 million lives nationwide.
For five years running, Diplomat has been counted among the Inc. 500|5000 fastest-growing companies in the country; within the last three years, its numbers more than doubled. In 2012 alone, the company was named a Top Work Place by the Detroit Free Press, and its CEO, Phil Hagerman, was named by MLive Media Group as one of 13 Michiganders to Watch. Meanwhile, Diplomat’s patient satisfaction rates lay between 98 and 99 percent, and the company earned $1.1 billion in annual revenue.
Diplomat is accredited by URAC, PCAB, VAWD, ASHP and ACHC. Learn more at diplomatpharmacy.com.
Pharmacy Future Leaders Episode:
Brahim Shettima PharmD, RPh
Student Pharmacist with strong interests in research, policy, and advocacy for the profession, engaged in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and exploring opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry.
Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon), FAPhA, Executive Vice President
Thomas E. Menighan is executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He received his bachelor of science in pharmacy (BSPharm) in 1974 from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and master of business administration (MBA) in 1990 from Averett College. In 2011, he received an honorary doctor of science (ScD) degree from West Virginia University and he was awarded a ScD by the University of Charleston (West Virginia) in 2010. Prior to his current leadership roles at APhA, Menighan was founder and president of SynTegra Solutions, Inc., in Germantown, Maryland. The company provides supply chain and chargeback auditing and consulting in risk management, 340B systems, anti-counterfeiting, and the technology of medication information. Menighan also founded SymRx, Inc., and developed CornerDrugstore.com.
Throughout his career, Menighan has served volunteer roles within the profession of pharmacy, including president of APhA from 2001 to 2002 and a member of the APhA Board of Trustees between 1995 and 2003. He was a senior staff member of APhA from 1987 to 1992. While on staff as senior director of external affairs, he managed state affairs, public relations, new business development, and practice management issues. His other profe
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Today's #RxChat is sponsored by co-founders RxWiki. We are pleased to be co-hosting today's podcast with Pharmacist Anyssa Garza, PharmD.
1) What seems to be the main cause for the polypharmacy cases you see?
2) What are the main reasons we are seeing an increase in polypharmacy?
3) How can you as a pharmacist reduce polypharmacy?
4) Are older patients aware of the risks associated with polypharmacy? How can we make them more evident?
5) How can you as a pharmacist reduce OTC polypharmacy?
About Anyssa Garza:
Anyssa Garza is an experienced researcher, pharmacy administrator, and psychiatric pharmacist. As a cross-disciplinary expert, Anyssa helps develop R
Roland Thomas began his career with a national wholesale drug company. He became the youngest Pharmacy Design Consultant in the company’s history. He left the company in 1970 to begin his own company. He sold his interest in Display Options, Inc. in 2001 and at the writing of this book is a pharmacy planning specialist with their Rx Planning Solutions division. He served as president of both the North Carolina and South Carolina Traveling Members Auxiliary that were created to support each state’s Annual Pharmacy Conventions. Roland served on the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy in 1987 1988 as an ex-officio member. He has written several articles for The Southern Pharmacy Journal and The Palmetto Pharmacist. Many of his projects were featured in the SPJ with cover stories, one of which was shown on the front cover. Roland searched far and wide, without success, to find a handbook covering many of the topics covered in his book. That further inspired him to create one that could possibly help independent pharmacists make better choices.
A complete overview of how the Independent Pharmacy Owner can achieve the most from his or her business by creating a unique business model based on the owner’s individual passion and circumstances.
Today's #RxChat Pharmacy Industry Twitter discussion is about:
Marketing in Pharmacies
Q1: How are you currently promoting/marketing your pharmacy?
Q2: What services do you offer and do all of your patients know about every one?
Q3: Do you know your customers? What can you do to better understand them?
Q4: How do you figure out who your target market is?
Q5: What services could you add to improve the appeal of your pharmacy?
Q6: What are some innovative ways pharmacies can improve marketing?
Our #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast co-host today is:
Scot Maitland, is the owner of Tacit Almonds, LLC and Publisher of Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly. He is an international public speaker who has spoken for a variety of pharmacy organizations including ACA, IACP, NCPA and other organizations. Since 2010 he’s been a sought after consultant for independent pharmacy.
Phone: (512) 965 6800
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