Pharmacy Residency Programs
Current Pharmacy Residents
PGY1 Community Resident
Cottage Grove, WI
Pharmacy School/Graduation Year
Midwestern University - Chicago, 2012
PGY1 Residency Location
Anticoagulation Clinic, Transplant Clinic, Heart Failure Clinic, Infectious Disease (HIV) Clinic, Policy, Administration, DITTO (Diabetes Management) Clinic, Medication Therapy Management, Internal Medicine, and Outpatient Hematology/Oncology
PGY1 Residency Project
Implementing warfarin self-testing program for a subset of AC clinic patients
This project is split into two portions. Initially, I will be surveying the general anticoagulation clinic population to assess patient interest in warfarin self-monitoring at home as compared to whether they would qualify as a candidate in clinic. In addition, I will also be surveying the pharmacist’s opinion of whether the patient is a good candidate or not. The second part of this project will entail the actual implementation of the project including: choice of home monitor, financial analysis, and education materials for pharmacists and patients, selection criteria for patients, and the initial set-up of each patient.
Why did you choose to pursue a residency?
I knew that I wanted to help patients to better manage their chronic disease states like heart failure, hypertension, and diabetes. I felt by completing a residency, I would not only be more knowledgeable about these diseases, but have first hand practice helping to manage many of them.
What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?
The variety of ambulatory clinics run by pharmacists demonstrate that Froedtert’s pharmacy team is on the leading edge of pharmacy practice. This was important to me, especially with my main focus on chronic disease management. By expanding the role of the pharmacists in the ambulatory setting, I believe we will not only be able to better manage these patients, but also help to reduce health care costs in general.
Chronic disease management and prevention, including heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, and anticoagulation. Working with patients to gain a better understanding of their medication regimens through medication therapy management.
Archery, cooking, walking my dog, hiking, and spending time with my fiancé, Tony.
What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
Spend the afternoon at Whitnall Park.